The 2012 Giro d’Italia in Google Earth

This Saturday is the start of the 2012 Giro d’Italia bicycle race in Italy. It’ll be the 95th edition of the race and should be an exciting event.
The folks at CyclingTheAlps.com, who have created excellent tours that we’ve shown you before, have created some great resources to help to follow the race.
First, they’ve created an overview of all the new stages where you can select each stage:

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Once a stage is loaded you will now get a video fly over generated using Google Earth to give you a quick look at the complete stage:
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They have another page that provides an overview of the race for each stage including 3D Tours, Profiles, Street View Tours and more. Plus, they’ve created an Android App that allows you to watch fly overs of all the stages and climbs in high detail and explore the routes on a map.
Here is one more video to show what they’ve done with Google Earth. This is the final stage of the race, which is an individual time trial in Milan:

If you have any interest in the 2012 Giro d’Italia, the features provided by the team at Cycling The Alps should be of great value to you.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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