Google has selected the route of the 2008 Tour de France to present the premier images of the new service "StreetView" of Google Maps in Europe. Now internet users can visualize at 360 degrees the roads of the principal stages of the Tour de France. Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France, reacted positively immediately after seeing the new component of Google Maps. "It is a new way for followers of the Tour to put themselves in the environment of the race; to locate the mountains and roads which will decide the champions, to find exactly the perfect place on the road where it will be ideal to wait to watch the peloton pass... I am certain that the spectators and television viewers will fully exploit this surprising new tool. I am delighted that, just like the Tour does, it will expose the regions of France."