[NOTE: the live tracking link in this article was for 2006 ONLY. Here is a link to Street View imagery and routes for the 2008 Tour de France in Google Earth.]
The Tour de France coverage in Google Earth gets even better. The author of the Tour de France Google Earth file, showing the routes of the stages of
this 2006 year’s race, has now added an ability to provide live tracking of race progress. Download the TdF network link , then open the “Tour de France 2006″ places folder and turn on “Live TDF“. You will see saw a red bike showing the current progress of the race, and it indicates the distance travelled and local time stamp. Read more about the TdF 2006 network link in the earlier GEB story. Here’s the post by the author announcing the new tracking.
Here’s what the author says about yesterday’s stage and the new network link:
Saturday the prologue is taking place in Strasbourg. Today we start the first stage over 185 km, mostly flat. The network link has been updated to include the live tracking red bicycle.
You should see the red bike sitting near the 5 km mark on the track. It is showing a timestamp at 1:47:30, which is the time of the last test…