The Tour de France, which starts Saturday July 3rd and runs through Sunday July 25th, is now being featured in a new Bing Maps application, the Bing 2010 Tour de France map app. Here, fans of the race can preview the course of the race in a standard road view, an aerial view or even the awesome Bird’s Eye view. (To switch views, click the globe icon at the bottom of the screen).
Along the course, pushpins indicate the start and finish points and waypoints like feed zones and hill climbs are also indicated. At the top of the map is an interactive chart that displays the various elevation and slope changes for the selected stage. You can also see weather predictions via the “Stages” tab on the left and daily results from the “Results” tab.
The map, notes a post on the Bing Maps blog, is much better than the PDF that’s featured on the Tour de France’s official homepage. I’d have to agree with that, for sure.