The route is mostly flat, starts downhill and finishes along the Tyrrhenian coast, with just a short climb 50 km before the finish. In the central part of the route, the roadway is narrowed and very worn out at points. The end of the stage is raced on wide and well-paved fast roads.
The final 9.2 km circuit takes place on broad, mostly straight urban roads. There are 3 consecutive bends between 8 and 7 km from the finish. The home stretch (1,500 m) is perfectly straight. The finish line sits on 7.5 m wide tarmac.