Google has just announced the Tour de France Google Earth network link they helped create for the official TdF web site (which I just wrote about this morning). This new Google Earth file includes details showing the route, beginning and end points for all 20 stages of the 2006 TdF. One thing I hadn’t pointed out is that the TdF web site lets you select one of four languages and the Google Earth file is available for each language (French, German, English, or Spanish). Just go to the Tour de France 2006 web site and select your language. Then look for the link to “Tour in Google Earth”.
By the way, I still encourage you to use the live tracker for the TdF I wrote about earlier which also has the stages (and in fact was used to help Google create the file mentioned above). The live tracker shows the current progress of the stage live while the bikers are racing.