Google Logo Celebrates 100th Tour de France

Jun 28, 2013 • 4:34 pm | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Tomorrow, June 29th, 2013, will kick off the 100th Tour de France. To celebrate the special milestone, Google has a tasteful animated GIF Google Doodle for the Tour de France.

Google Tour de France Doodle

The 2013 Tour de France will start tomorrow, June 29th and run through July 21st. It starts at Corsica, in the city of Porto-Vecchio, which the Tour never went through in its 100 years. The tour will finish in Paris after 2,115 miles or 3,403 kilometres.

There are 19 teams competing this year in the 21 stages race.

The Doodle from Google shows a french looking biker pendling through, with a pink background and a map of France. It says La Centieme, and has 12 different images to make up the animated GIF. The file size is 135kb.

You can see the Google Doodle on any Google property where it is already June 29th, such as Google Australia right now.

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06/29/2013 04:29 am

google only celebrates non-stop.


06/29/2013 07:53 am

Thanks Google for an such a wonderful animated doodle. Do you watched video for this doodle


06/29/2013 02:41 pm

"centième" is a word who's preceding article's gender changes based on the following noun, in the case of "the 100th edition", "la centième édition", the article is feminine but if you say "the 100th tour de France", it would be "le centième tour de France" and the article becomes masculine. The rule of thumb in French is that when it's not specified (i.e. the equivalent of a sentence fragment in English) it defaults back to the masculine gender. For example, if there are 2 girls and 2 guys, you will refer to them as "ils" (the masculine subject), you would only use "elles" if there were only females. So all in all, my point being, it should say "le centième" because they did not specify the subsequent noun.

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02/01/2014 09:43 am

Google takes too many actions in securing users online (Penguin) while doing this campaign. Love their stuff. Sounds like they are Naruto who appealing Kage bunshin no jutsu technique.

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