The route presents the perfect mix for a five day road stage race with two relatively flat stages (stages 1 and 5) and two queen stages with ample climbing (stages 3 and 4). The second stage consists of a 25km Time Trial for solo riders and 63km Team Time Trial for amateur teams (stage 2).
Here is a short breakdown of the stages:
Stage 1 : 132km – 890 m elevation
Stage 2 : tt 1 26.5km – 280m elevation
Stage 2 : team tt 63.5km 550m elevation
Stage 3 : 137km 2687m elevation
Stage 4 134km 2900m elevation
Stage 5 : 82km 900m elevation