Tour de France 2013: the opening week in pictures

The Tour de France rolls back into action today after a gruelling nine stages before yesterday’s first rest day. 

Stunning scenery on Corsica gave way to the dizzying gradients of the Pyrenees, and with Mont Ventoux due on Sunday (July 14), the backdrop to the hundredth edition is unlikely to falter.

Here’s a look back at the first nine stages through the lens of official UCI WorldTour photographer, Stefano Sirotti.

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