Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France after dominating the race.
Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France by safely protecting the yellow jersey during Sunday's final processional ride into Paris - and even helping Sky teammate Mark Cavendish earn his fourth straight sprint victory on the Champs-Elysees.
Wiggins secured his win with a dominating performance in Saturday's final time trial to extend his already commanding lead. Fellow Briton and Sky teammate Christopher Froome finished second, 3 minutes, 21 seconds behind overall. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy finished third, 6:19 off the pace.
Cavendish claimed his 23rd Tour stage win and third this year. He also became the first reigning world champion to win on the Champs-Elysees.
As expected, Wiggins repaid Cavendish for his efforts earlier in the race and led the Sky train in the final kilometer of the 120-kilometer stage before leaving his place to Edvald Boasson Hagen, who delivered a perfect lead-out for Cavendish.