Tour 2017 starts in:

Grand Depart 2017: Düsseldorf

Official trailer of 100th Tour de France

The Tour de France, a three weeks bicycle race has a unique position in the sports world. In 2013, even the 100th year of this prestige event was hold. Over 110-year history, people could notice unique stories and duels in particular periods, which the sports world will never forget. Also many places where the races took place entered the history of Tour de France. Our attempt on this web page was to point out the spatial context of this event using advanced technologies for the purpose of distribution of historical facts on the Internet. On this webpage we have tried to capture the historical and spatial dimensions of Tour de France in a general form and thus offer not only to the expert community a new view of this unique sports event.

By developing the website we did not want to supplement the existing quantities of websites dealing with historical overviews, but we wanted to apply techniques and methods that will consolidate all information obtained within space (a map) or show in a graphical form. When developing our solution, we focused (in addition to standard tools for website development) on the application of advanced Google products and services. In graphic visualization we relied on the application of the Google Chart Tools service, and in the cartographic interpretation we applied several services and formats, such as Google Geocoding API, Google Maps API v3, KML (Keyhole Markup Language) and Google Distance API. Just the application of such tools and services allows the integration of spatial aspect into historical statistics and facts, which is crucial for the geographical community in the analysis of various phenomena.

Thank you very much for visiting this page.
Authors of this webpage VB & MK

See also:

Classic cycle races

Peter Sagan at Tour de France (sk)

Here we would like to express our respect and thanks to all participants and organizers of this prestige event, as well as to highlight the possibilities of geography and bring a new view of this phenomenon contact authors of this web page    


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 General statistics
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 Search places of the Tour
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 Display list of all places
 Find nearest stage place
 Map of TdF places
 Thematic map of start places
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 Map of general classification of places


 Display list of all ascents
 Display map of all ascents
 Thematic map of all ascents
 Find nearest ascent
 The Alps ascents
 The Pyrenees ascents
 The Jura ascents
 The Massiv Ccentral ascents
 The Cevennes ascents
 The Vosges ascents
 The Black Forest ascents