The recent 2013 Tour de France as seen through the lens of Cape Town-based sports photographer Warren Elsom.

Cape Town-based sports photographer Warren Elsom was recently invited to document the prestigious Tour de France cycle race.

“It all started 3 years ago when I first went to see what all the hype of the Tour de France was about. I have been back ever since, and for as long as I am able to, I will return every year. However, this year had a twist in store.

As a professional sports photographer, I cover all aspects of sport, but cycling will always have a special place in my life so imagine my surprise when early one morning I got a call from Skoda explaining that they are followers of my work and would like to invite me to Le Tour with full access. No need to think about that, I was in.

There is nothing that can prepare you for the excitement, the frenzy and adrenalin of what the Tour de France gives you, it is a constant buzz of exhilaration and Euphoria in the air that I am fortunate enough to experience both on land and in the air above this moving circus we all love. Here are some images of the Tour and surrounds”

View more of Warren’s work and stay updated with his project ons his Facebook page, Capcha Photography.

Photographs shared with permission.

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