The last stage has been for Cavendish in the Sprint. It served to pay tribute to the oceanic runner. Alberto Accountant finishes fifth this edition. Evans happens to the Madrilenian like new king of the Tour. Samuel Sanchez, on the other hand, king of the mountain.
The Cadel Australian Evans (BMC) has crowned itself in the Elseos Fields of Paris like new king of the Tour of France, at the end of the twentieth first and last stage disputed between Creteil and the French capital, of 95 kilometers, in which the Briton Mark Cavendish (HTC) obtained his fifth triumph and maillot green by points. In the day of tribute to Evans he could not lack the fight by the prestigious Parisian stage. Either Cavendish, unstoppable with five triumphs of stage, twentieth in four years, numbers that credit to him like the best one to esprinter of the world to the cyclist of the Isle of Man, of 26 years, maillot also green by points. While Cavendish raised the arms in front of the Norwegian Boasson Hagen (Sky) and of the German Andr Greipel (Omega), Cadel Evans proclaimed winner absolute. The calm man, embraced by all companions, submerged in a smile. Another life began. Evans fulfilled to the 34 years the dream to raise at the most high of podio in the most important race of the world. A triumph for history because one is about the first Australian and all the South hemisphere in obtaining it.
Twice it remained to the doors, in 2007 and 2008, surpassed by Alberto Contador and Carlos Tailor. But to the seventh attempt it was devoted. The cycling aussie, in whose palmars it appeared the world-wide title of 2009 and Walloon Flecha of 2010, listened to the hymn of its country in sung version, this time without errors, accompanied by two brothers, the Schleck, another detail without precedents in history.