This stage will partly allow the riders to regain their strength. It is most suitable to sprinters, but it is not completely flat. Starting in Morbegno, the route follows the northern side of the valley, up to the mouth of Lake Como. Here, the roadway narrows as the stage course skirts the lake, all the way to the city (with numerous tunnels along the way, and passing through several urban areas). Past Como, the stage crosses the entire Po Plain on wide and straight roads, all the way to Casale Monferrato. Roundabouts, speed bumps and traffic dividers are found as the route passes through urban areas. After just one minor hillock (the ascent leading to the abbey of Masio), the final kilometres are pan-flat.
The last 5 km are perfectly flat, all the way to the final kilometre. The roadway narrows when entering and leaving the numerous roundabouts. Between the red flag and the final 550 m, the route turns left and then right, leading into the home straight. The finish line lies on a 7.5 m wide tarmac road.