Evans seals historic Tour win
Cadel Evans rode into sporting history in Paris overnight as he became the first Australian to win the Tour de France.
The runner-up in 2007 and 2008, Evans rode down the Champs Elysees in triumph one day after dispossessing Andy Schleck of the yellow jersey after the 20th and penultimate stage time trial.
Great Britain's Mark Cavendish won the bunch sprint to claim the green jersey and claim his third consecutive victory on the Champs Elysees.
Evans, 34, said the victory was the culmination of a 20-year dream.
"Thank you to everyone who supported me, my team-mates, my rivals, everyone for this incredible experience," he said.
"Thank you for that fantastic race. It was a wonderful experience. I couldn't be happier. I had been thinking about this for 20 years."