Giro d'Italia 2022 standings: Results from the 105th edition after stage 15

The latest standings from the 105th edition of the Giro d'Italia

Carapaz
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Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) leads the Giro d'Italia 2022 general classification at the end of stage 15, having taken the maglia rosa following stage 14

Carapaz took the lead from Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo), who had stood on the top step since stage four - but found himself detached from the contenders on the hills around Turin. 

The battle of stage 14 saw López lose both the pink jersey, and also the young rider jersey - which passed on to the shoulders of João Almeida (UAE).

Stage 15 resulted in minimal changes to the GC, with the top ten riders remaining static in order, save for Guillaume Martin (Confidis) leapfrogging Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) for tenth. 

In the king of the mountains competition, Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) took over from Diego Rosa (Eolo-Kometa), who now sits second. 

Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) continues to lead the points competition. As long as he finishes the race, he is all but confirmed as the winner of that competition with few sprint opportunities left.

The Frenchman is now trailed by Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), who leapfrogged Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) in the standings, but he is 117 points behind.

Bora-Hansgrohe remain sit atop of the team competition, with Bahrain-Merida second - though having closed the gap significantly - and Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux third. 

Giro d'Italia 2022 stage 15 results 

1. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo, in 4-37-41
2. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain-Victorious, at 1-31
3. Antonio Pedrero (Esp) Movistar, at 2-19 
4. Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost, at 3-09
5. Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team DSM, at 4-36
6. Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè, at 5-08
7. Natnael Tesfatsion (Eri) Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli, at 5-27
8. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
9. Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma, both at same time
10. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis, at 6-06

Giro d'Italia general classification after stage 15

1. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers, in 63-06-57
2. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe, at 9 seconds
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, at 32s
4. Mikel Landa (Esp) Bahrain-Victorious, at 1-01s
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux, at 1-03
6. Pello Bilbao (Esp) Bahrain-Victorious, at 1-54
7. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe, at 2-00
8. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team, at 3-00
9. Juan Pedro López (Esp) Trek-Segafredo, at 4-06
10. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Confidis, at 8-02

Giro d'Italia points classification after stage 15

1. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, on 238 pts
2. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, on 121pts
3. Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates, on 117pts

Giro d'Italia mountains classification after stage 15

1. Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma, on 109pts
2. Diego Rosa (Ita) Eolo-Kometa, on 92pts
3. Jai Hindley (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe, on 62pts

Giro d'Italia young rider classification after stage 15

1. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, in 63-07-27
2. Juan Pedro López (Esp) Trek-Segafredo, at 3-34
3. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM, at 11-17

Giro d'Italia team classification after stage 15

1. Bora-Hansgrohe, in 189-24-11
2. Bahrain-Victorious, at 1-02
3. Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux, at 11-49

LEADER OF THE GENERAL CLASSIFICATION, PINK JERSEY EXPLAINED

The pink jersey, or maglia rosa, is worn by the rider who has made it around the route faster than anyone else. Whoever wins stage one will wear the jersey on stage two and lead the overall or general classification with a certain gap to the next rider.

If the leader loses time to someone else, he would then hand over the lead of the race to the rider who is now the best placed after that stage. This will continue through the 21 stages.

LEADER OF THE MOUNTAINS CLASSIFICATION, BLUE JERSEY EXPLAINED

The mountains jersey, the maglia azzurra, unlike at the Tour de France, is not a polka-dot jersey but rather just a solid blue one.

Riders will battle to take the jersey by getting into breakaways and attempting to take as many mountains points as they possibly can along the way. The early stages don't have too many categorised climbs, so we will have to wait until the race gets to Italy for decisive action.

There are no high-category climbs in the Giro d'Italia but there is one special climb called the 'Cima Coppi' which is the highest point of the race, this year's is due to be the Passo Pordoi.

The points are as followed, a category four climb gives you three, two and one points for the first three over the top, category three climbs have nine, four, two and one points available. A category two gives the riders 18, eight, six, four, two and one points with the category one climb giving out 40, 18, 12, nine, six, four, two and one points to the first eight riders over the top.

The special thing about the 'Cima Coppi' is that is gives a huge amount of points to the rider who goes over the top first. The leader takes 50 points that could potentially change the leader of the classification with a further 30, 20, 14, 10, six, four, two and one points left after that.

LEADER OF THE POINTS CLASSIFICATION, PURPLE JERSEY EXPLAINED

The points jersey is purple or as the race puts it ciclamino. It is given to the rider who collects the most points over the race.

In recent years the race has aimed the jersey more towards the fast men with more points given to riders on designated sprint stages with the top 15 on the stage taking 50, 35, 25, 18, 14, 12, 10, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two and one points. The intermediate sprints also give a lot more points too on these days with 20, 12, eight, six, four, three, two and one points available. These days are stages one, three, 11 and 18.

On days that are not considered sprint stages the points fall to 25, 18, 12, eight, six, five, four, three, two and one points with intermediate sprints handing out 10, six, three, two and one points out. These days are stages five, six, eight and 13.

The biggest of mountain stages favour the mountains jersey more over the points with 15, 12, nine, seven, six, five, four, three, two and one points available at the finish but with more points in the intermediate sprint to encourage battles in the breakaways with 12, eight, six, five, four, three, two and one points available.

LEADER OF THE YOUTH CLASSIFICATION, WHITE JERSEY EXPLAINED

The final jersey available is the white best young riders jersey. This is calculated the same as the pink jersey but only riders who were born after January 1, 1997 (under 25) can compete for it.

TEAM CLASSIFICATION EXPLAINED

The team classification works by calculating the cumulative time of the three best placed riders from each team. The lowest time is top.

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