Google celebrates 100 years of the Tour de France with an interactive tour
This year marks one hundred years of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s most prestigious competitions worldwide. To commemorate the event Google launched a game called Your Tour which takes us through the 3,000 kilometer route in your browser with the help of Google Maps and Street View on a view that simulates the rider’s helmet.
The tour is done in stages, beginning in the Pyrenees. After an introduction in which are some important details of the route chosen will have to use our mouse wheel forward. This makes them go showing different windows, as seen in Street View of the area or map with pop-ups that show places of interest of some points along the route.
The management of the undertaking or of the background image is so original that when we get to the end zone people see animations that are located on the sides of the path. The last meters are intended to a page that displays images of various teams involved in that circuit.
Your Tour is one of those experiments that only Google can do. It is well worth browsing the site and enjoy the different landscape elements. This is not the first time Google does something with the Tour de France, because five years ago offered an experiment with Street View that gave us a little taste of some areas of competition.
As additional data is released each step as you move the competition is currently only available in the Pyrenees and from July 10 we tour Mont-Saint-Michel.
This was seen for five years …
Tags: games, Google, Google Maps, juegos, Street View, Tour de France