On stage 9 the break went all the way to the finish. Lennard Kämna beat Matteo Sobrero at the finish line. Due to mud on the road, the timed finish for the GC was 2.5 kilometres before the summit, which made for a strange finale. Sepp Kuss kept the overall lead going into the first rest day on Monday.
The volcanic slopes of Etna saw the 2022 Giro d'Italia turned up-side down. Lennard Kämna won the stage and Juan Pedro López took the pink jersey. Behind them the top GC favourites finished together, but Vincenzo Nibali and Tom Dumoulin were dropped and Miguel Ángel López abandoned.
The first day of the final week was not one for the GC men as the break of the day went all the way to the finish as Lennard Kämna soloed to the line a minute and a half ahead of 2019 Giro d'Italia winner, Richard Carapaz. The GC men finished together, although Nairo Quintana lost a little time. Egan Bernal lost a lot.