The route has a very wavy profile (with several ascents, including two categorised climbs), and features a continuous series of bends throughout the stage course. Roads are variably wide, and the surface is worn out at points. Road pavers may be present in urban areas. Final kilometres:
the final 5 kilometres run entirely within the city. There is a short (well-lit) tunnel with 5 km to go, while from -3 to -2 km, the route crosses the old town centre on narrowed roadway. The last kilometre runs entirely uphill, with gradients topping out at 13%. The home stretch is 300 m long, on 7.5-m wide asphalt road. Download here the Giro 101 Safety and Security Plan.