Exciting news of digitally showcasing the renowned Tour De France happening in real time this summer. Bing Maps and Team Radioshack are proudly teaming up to make social media a big part of this year’s Tour De France. If you are a Tour De France fan and love this event, you need to check this out. This summer, everyone will be able to get live tour updates via geo-tagged tweets straight from the course in France and around the world on a Bing Twitter Map hosted by Team Radioshack and LIVESTRONG.com.
For the first time ever fans will be able to get real time geo-location based reactions and content from spectators, journalists, and even competitors during the big race. Fans will also be able to embed a customized Tour De France twitter map onto their own blogs to share with their own community and spread the excitement. Many Tour riders are active Twitter users including Lance Armstrong of Team Radioshack, who has over 2.5 million followers.
This map interface may look familiar to you. That’s because it’s based on the EMBED function from the Bing Twitter Map App. The Bing Twitter Map App allows you to embed a Bing map with respective tweets and and users filtered by location. Well, Tour de France is so big we built a site dedicated to our map app just for you. Tweet de France.com is a web site where you can take a Bing Map with the entire Tour de France trail drawn atop it and have geolocated Twitter feeds coming through on the map. The tweets are based on location / proximity to the race and a filter of “Tour de France.” You can now take this map and using the EMBED code below the map you can add a cool Bing Map element to your web site, blog or application. Just copy the code, paste it into your HTML editor and view the page.
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