Tuesday, February 19, 2008

TourTracker: Follow the 2008 Tour of California Online

Thought this was appropriate since the Tour of California is racing through Sacto today:
"The next Tour de France is still five months away, but the 2008 pro cycling calendar is already in full swing. The week-long Amgen Tour of California, one of the first big races of the year, is currently making its way down the Golden State's coast. You can catch nightly coverage of the bike race on the cable network Versus, or you can follow along online using some very cool Adobe technology.

The Adobe TourTracker is a Flash-based multimedia feast. You get a big window showing the action in Flash video (like Kelly Benefits' Jonathan Sundt taking a solo flyer on the rainy roads of stage 2 as he tries to catch BMC's Scott Nydam, shown above) with the ability to switch between two camera angles on the fly. You also get a text feed for updates, overhead and elevation maps of the route and the ability to track the locations of any of the 136 riders on the roads.
Via TourTracker: Follow the 2008 Tour of California Online | Compiler from Wired.com

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