This is a half-flat, half-wavy stage. The roads are flat, wide and straight all the way to Asti. Starting in Canelli, the route becomes wavier and takes in three categorised climbs, with sharp gradients at point. Past Alba, there is a steep climb with double-digit gradients in Guarene.
The stage finale is fairly complex. The route takes in a short, punchy climb up to Occhetti, 3 miles out and then levels out until Canale. Four wide bends in the final meters lead all the way to the home straight, on tarmac road and on a slight incline.