Bing Launches Tour De France Bing Maps App

    July 3, 2010
    Chris Crum

Microsoft’s Bing has been doing some really interesting things with Bing Maps, and more specifically Bing Maps Apps. This week, the company launched a new map app for the Tour De France, which starts today and runs through July 25th.

"The 97th Tour de France will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,642 kilometers," says Bing’s Chris Pendleton. "I was looking at Le Tour de France site and they have this PDF route map – a bit antiquated. I’m going to go out on a limb and say you might want to check out the Bing 2010 Tour de France map app  for a better experience."

Bing Tour de France Maps App

Key features of the app include:

– Each stage of the event being displayed on the map with pushpins to indicate the start and finish

– Interactive profiles displayed along the top of the map, which lets you see elevation and slope changes for the selected stage

– Stage description and weather prediction

– Daily results.

Pendleton says the best experience is in Bird’s Eye View (enhanced). More info about the app can be found here.