This is a flat stage with a sharp closing climb. The course runs across the Po Plain, from the outskirts of Milan to the southern Cuneo area. The route passes through several urban areas, with roundabouts, traffic islands and speed bumps being the main obstacles. There is a short categorised climb in Novello, then the route levels out again until it reaches the foot of the closing climb. Final kilometres:
the final 15 km run entirely uphill. The gradient is constantly around 7%, and even steeper along the hairpins leading to the finish. The road is wide and well paved. The home stretch is 200 m long, on 6.5-m wide asphalt road. Download here the Giro 101 Safety and Security Plan.