Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Touring the Tour de France

Like cycling? Like maps? The New York Times has a nice interactive map of the Tour de France course:

tour de france 2009 map

Stages are numbered; Wednesday's 5th stage is highlighted.

Clicking on a stage lets you view its profile, like this one of the Pyreneesian 8th stage:



Tour de France, if my language skills are not failing me, translates literally as "Tour of France." But France only amounts to 1/6 of the countries through which the Tour travels. Clearly the planning for the Tour suffered from an appalling oversight in this regard; must be embarrassing for the organizers...

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something is odd in the profile view -- why is Col D'Agnes at 5151 feet shown as lower than Col De Port at 4101 feet?

Anonymous said...

Anon - the altitude profile has been mis-labelled. The profile is correct, but the labels of Agnes and Port have been switched around.

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