The route is almost entirely flat, and runs mainly on straight and wide roads. Short, more intricate stretches are found as the route passes through urban areas, with roundabouts, traffic dividers, pedestrian islands, stone pavers and speed bumps being the main obstacles. The last 30 km run along fast and mainly straight roads.
The final 5 kilometres run partly on wide and straight roads, and partly on city roads marked by series of bends and narrower points. From -5 to -2 km, the route runs mostly downhill, and then continues on a slight incline. There is one last bend with 1,200 m to go, then a long home straight leads all the way to the finish, on 7.5 m wide tarmac.