The route of the TTT is composed of two virtually straight sectors, rolling along the two lanes of the same road; halfway is the slightly more intricate turning point section. The course runs straight for 9.5km up to the turning point in Forte dei Marmi. Three left-hand turns, then the route heads back to the seafront, where a split time is taken at km 10.7. Then, the final 11km on the seafront of Forte dei Marmi before the finish, back to Lido di Camaiore.
The last 5km roll along flat, straight roads, southbound. 1,200m before the finish, a right/left S-bend on a narrow roadway, leading to the 1km home stretch, is the only complication. The finish line is on a 6.5m wide, asphalted roadway.
The stage is almost entirely flat - apart from the first kilometers with the GPM of Montemagno - up to the final circuit in Follonica. The route crosses several locations in the provinces of Lucca, Pisa and Livorno, such as San Giuliano Terme, Cecina and Donoratico. After entering the province of Grosseto, the final 8.3km circuit will be repeated three times.
The city circuit is on medium wide and mostly straight roads. In the first few kilometers, after passing the finish line, there are some challenging bends in sequence. The finale presents two long straight roads, interspersed with a change of direction on a wide roundabout. The finish is on a 7.5m wide asphalted roadway.
This very long and challenging stage, with several climbs of medium length, has a significant overall vertical elevation. The race starts in Follonica, to cross the northern part of the province of Grosseto up to the Monte Amiata and then Montalcino towards Chiusi. Once in the Umbria region, the route proceeds from Moiano on a slightly less complex route, up to Montefalco to enter the final Trevi circuit to be covered just once. There are four medium difficulty GPMs: Roccastrada, Passo del Lume Spento and Cibottola and Trevi, where the riders reach the finish line.
Very demanding final circuit. The ascent of Trevi is repeated twice, with a first pass of the finish line before starting the circuit that ends the stage. After the first passage, the climb continues for about 300m with gradients of up to 15%. There is a fast descent on the road from the normal roadway up to the old Flaminia and then, after Borgo Trevi, the final 3km that lead to the finish line. The narrow road has gradients over 13-15% and features some short descents before the last 300m that reach more than 15% ascents. The finish line is on 7.5m wide asphalted roadway.
This is the hardest stage with an uphill finish. Starting from Foligno and crossing the Colfiorito pass, a sequence of ascents and descents begins with no flat sections right through to the finish. Three climbs (GPM) are tackled: San Ginesio, Gualdo and Penna San Giovanni. The layout of this stage is extremely articulated both altimetrically and planimetrically and technically challenging both in terms of route and its climbing and descending. The route is mainly on medium-sized roadways with a good to slightly worn surface. The final ascent to the Sassotetto from Sarnano is 14.2km long with 5.8% average gradient, peaking at 12%.
The last kilometers of the stage are the final climb of the Sassotetto. The ascent has fairly constant vertical elevation, between 6 and 7% with some peaks over 10%. Its long straights are interspersed with bends before the gradient softens approaching the finish line. The final straight is 7m wide and 100m long, on a slightly uphill asphalt road.
The stage of the “Muri” (literally “Wall"; i.e. short steep climbs) begins with gentle and constant descent to reach the area of the “Muri”. The route goes up to Montelupone on ‘normal’ roads – not on the famous wall – to get to the seafront through Porto Recanati. It then takes in Castelfidardo and Osimo before entering the 16.1km Filottrano circuit, to be repeated twice. The route does not pass under the finish, but about 500m before the finish line, it turns left. On the last lap, the route turns right and takes the last part of the circuit, to reach the finish line.
5km from the finish line is the Muro di Filottrano (slopes up to 15%, to be climbed three times) then a challenging descent and an uphill stretch with slope of medium difficulty until the finish on a 5.5m-wide carriageway, with distinctive porphyry stone slabs.
This stage, undulating in the first part and then flat, is not particularly challenging. From Numana, through Ancona (external part), Offagna, Jesi and Ostra, the route approaches Fano where a 12.8km circuit is to be covered twice.
The final circuit of 12.8km is completely flat and runs between the ss.16 and the hinterland, on wide streets with an often worn surface. It’s a city finale with the last bend at 350m and the finish line on an 8.5m wide asphalted roadway.
This 10,050m Individual Time Trial closely follows the final circuit route of the concluding stages of the late 90s and recent 2000s editions – and the same as raced since 2015. The start ramp is located in Viale Tamerici (south wharf). From here, riders head towards Porto d’Ascoli along the sea. From Piazza Salvo d’Acquisto – site of the intermediate time split, at km 4.7 – the course runs a further 750m before heading back towards San Benedetto del Tronto, where the race ends on the traditional home stretch in Viale Buozzi. The last 2.5km are on almost straight ground.
The ITT’s last 3km are on wide and mainly straight roads. The route runs along the seafront where, 2.5km before the finish, a double bend leads to the straight home stretch which is on an 8m wide tarmac road.