At 239 km, the longest Giro stage is divided into two distinct parts: it begins flat for 140 km, following the Adriatic coast, before taking in a succession of undulations and punchy climbs for the next 100 km, as far as the finish. The route takes in a dozen ascents, including 3 categorised climbs. After crossing the Monte San Bartolo, the final descent ends 3 km from the finish.
The ultimate 7 km are a technical descent all the way to the finish. The riders enter the town centre with 3 km to go, following broad and straight roads until the finish line. The home straight is 250 m long, on 7m wide asphalt road.