Stage 1 | Wednesday 1st April | 194km
The first three quarters of the stage are wavy, followed by a flat finale. After starting from the coast the route crosses the hinterland before facing the only KOM the climb of the day in Ragusa on the way to Ibla. A long section follows, descending mainly on straight roads until reaching the sea at Gela and continuing towards the finish.
The last 10kms follow the coast with slight undulations up to Licata where the road turns left and crosses the town with some right-angled curves; the last of which leads to the slightly uphill final straight.