This is an individual time trial of 11.1 km, with a different route than previous years. Starting from the ‘Riviera delle Palme’ stadium, the stage takes the railway underpass and merges onto the ‘traditional’ route, in the opposite direction. After descending towards Porto d’Ascoli and arriving in Piazza Salvo d’Acquisto, the stage takes a U-turn and proceeds northbound along the sea. The route briefly takes the opposite roadway after km 6 of racing. Past the port, the course heads towards Grottammare, runs around the old stadium and then continues southbound, heading for the finish. The stage is largely played out on wide and straight tarmac roads.
The last 3 km run along wide and mainly straight roads, with many 90-degree turns. There is one last double bend 300 m before the finish line, which sits on 8 m wide tarmac.