Now that Tour de France 2010 is well on it’s way I’ve tweaked the app to now show this years data. Since last post I’ve also added some little tweaks to indicate the profile of each stage - most of the stages are insignificant at this size but you can clearly see the Alps (visible in the crop below) and the Pyrenees.
Before entering the Alps, the top riders pretty much followed each other - except for the extraordinary rides of Sylvain Chavanel who managed to get the yellow jersey twice in the first week. Full size screenshot here.
But, as many say, the race doesn’t start until we hit the mountains - and this year certainly wasn’t any different. After the insane stages this weekend the riders have now been scattered all over the graph. Full size screenshot here.
I still have a bunch of things I’d like to add in before releasing the app for you to play with, hopefully a few more evenings here and there should get it to a state of alpha release worthiness! Watch this space.