As he’s done for a few years in a row (2013, 2012, 2011), Dennis at CyclingTheAlps.com has built some great tools to help track the Tour de France in Google Earth.
Each course features a map overview, elevation profile, and a 3D tour. Check it all out for yourself at http://www.cyclingthealps.com/#tour-de-france-2014-stages. The race starts on July 5, be sure to keep an eye on Cycling the Alps to see what the riders are up against at each stage.
As he’s done in years past (2012, 2011), Dennis at CyclingTheAlps.com has built some great tools to help track the Tour de France in Google Earth. However, this year he’s added a new way to track the event with a very full-featured Android app. The app includes detail from every stage of the 2013 Tour, and uses Google Earth to help showcase the event.
Here are some screenshots from the app:
The app costs a few dollars, but is likely well worth if it you’re an avid cycling fan. If you just want to check out the routes for free, you can always view them on his site.
In addition, Google has partnered with the Global Cycling Network to provide information, commentary, fly through’s and much more for each stage. You can read more about it from this post on the +Google Earth page, or watch the video below for a sample: