As the riders prepare for yet another year of the World's most famous cycle race, so comes another new version of this Palm guide to Le Tour de France.
LeTour 2009 is crammed with all sorts of information about the race, including information about the route, as well as details of who is taking part this year. The main program interface consists of a map of France with the route drawn onto it. Each stage is numbered on the map and the corresponding numbers are circled around the map. Unfortunately, there's no way of zooming into the map, so you only really get a general overview of exactly where each stage is.
Clicking on any of the stage numbers will bring up more details about that stage. Here you can see the date, distance and location, as well as a rough overview of the route, showing key markers and a visual guide to the undulations of that particular section. Again, this could do with a zoom feature, as the text on the stage overview is pretty small.
Besides the information about each stage, you can also access details about the teams from the main menu. Although it doesn't list detailed information about individual riders or photographs, you are able to view the names of the riders in each team.
One of the best things about LeTour 2009 though, is the fact that you can combine it with your Datebook to add all the stage information, removing and updating details as the race progresses.
If you want to keep an eye on what's happening at this year's big race, LeTour 2009 provides a useful way of doing so from your Palm device.