Friday, June 28, 2013
The Tour de France on Google Maps
The 100th Tour de France starts in Corsica tomorrow.
Cycling the Alps has this year released an Android app that allows users to view each stage of the tour using Google Maps, Google Earth and /or Street View. Each stage includes a route profile and includes a Google Earth tour. It is even possible to view videos of featured climbs via the Tour 2013 Routes app.
The Cycling the Alps website includes many of the same features, including stage profiles, Street View and, my personal favourite, Google Earth fly-over tours of each route stage.
The official Tour de France website is also featuring Google Maps of all the stages on the tour. The maps include an option to view the route using the Google Earth browser plug-in. The map also shows time schedules and points of interest along each route of the tour.