The profile is almost completely flat. The route follows nearly the entire Strada Statale Adriatica, with just a slight diversion to climb up Monte San Bartolo, coming from Pesaro, after 100 km on wide and mostly straight roads. The route continues straight along the ss. 9 Via Emilia for the following 20 km, and then takes in a few mild undulations around Misano Monte, Coriano and Cerasolo before heading from Santarcangelo di Romagna to the finish in Rimini.
From -5 to -2 km, the stage finale is very demanding. The route tackles a long succession of corners on well-paved and wide roads, with a narrow passage 2,500 m from the finish. After running straight for over 1 km, the route takes two wide left-hand bends, 100 metres one from the other. The last one leads into the home straight (600 m, on 8 m wide tarmac).