It’s official: Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France

After three days of high drama, the  Tour de France finished its 2011 edition with the usual uneventful ride into Paris. Uneventful, that is, for everyone but  Cadel Evans, whose stirring time-trial on Saturday vaulted him into the yellow jersey, making him the first Australian to win biking’s biggest prize. Evans’ biggest challenge might have been balancing his champagne glass as the Peleton cruised into the City of Light. As expected, Andy (2nd) and Frank Schleck (3rd) became the first brothers to grace the podium together.

There were some other titles to hand out as well: Sammy Sanchez was King of the Mountains, sprinter supreme Mark Cavendish earned the green jersey for most points, Pierre Rolland won the best young rider competition and Team Garmin-Cervelo was tops among teams.

Read more at the Tour de France websiteincluding the overall standings.

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