Stage 7 is the shortest stage of the Tour and will be a flat route through three different states, namely Johor, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan. The earlier morning start will also mean cooler temperatures for much of the stage. This stage is also the only stage in which there are no categorized climbs, making a breakaway finish unlikely, and a bunch finish can be expected. However, an undulating final 3 kilometres with some technical turns and elevation changes may bring about a surprise result.