The second individual time trial will be a crucial stage for the GC contenders after several sprint stage.
The course gradully climbs upwards past the Republic of San Marino, all the way to the finish. For the first 22 km, the route follows a winding and undulating profile leading to Faetano. Here, the route starts to rise, reaching double-digit gradients, all the way to Fiorentino.
From here on, it's marked by climbs alternating with short counter-sloping stretches. Overall, the climb is particularly suited to rouleurs.