This individual time trial is divided in two parts: the route is wavy up to the border of the Republic of San Marino, and then runs uphill, all the way to the finish. For the first 22 km, the route follows a winding and undulating profile leading to Faetano. Here, the route starts to rise, reaching double-digit gradients, all the way to Fiorentino. From here on, and until the finish, the profile is marked by climbs alternating with short counter-sloping stretches. Overall, the climb is particularly suited to rouleurs-climbers.