Tour de France 2006 Starts Tomorrow

Tour de France 2006 in Google EarthWith the Tour de France 2006 starting tomorrow, I just wanted to repost a link to this excellent collection showing the routes of to all the stages of this year’s TdF. This collection is being maintained at this thread at the Google Earth Community. Once you download the Tour de France 2006 GE File , you should save it in your My Places for the following two reasons: 1) the file may be updated for greater accuracy, and 2) the author plans to add some dynamic updates which will let you follow some of the action in real-time. For more details on this, check out the earlier Tour de France 2006 story.
If you’re planning to go watch the TdF, you might want to find hotels near the various stages. Check out Earthbooker which lets you fly over the various stages and find hotels in Google Earth. They have Earthbooker available in several languages now. Check out Earthbooker in English , Francais , Espanol , or Deutsch .

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Thanks for the Tour Geo-Data!
    I am just as excited for Le Tour’s start as anyone, but this mornings revelations are stunning and disturbing. Information at
    This will be a tour to remeber on way or another!

  2. not so exciting. The top three contenders either resigned or were disqualified. There wont be Jan Ulrich and Ivan Basso. of all thats most disappointing

  3. This Tour will be excited nevertheless.
    I provide another way to track on real time the Tour on my website :
    I equipped 3 cars, 2 from BOUYGUES TELECOM team with a GPS. You cab track it dowloading my freeware on my website. Enjoy it !

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