Australian Cadel Evans Wins Tour de France

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Cadel Evans made cycling history Sunday, becoming the first Australian to win the Tour de France and the oldest winner in 63 years.

The victorious 34 year-old crossed the finish line along Paris' Champ-Elysees wearing the traditional leader's yellow jersey and immediately hugged his fellow cyclists. He says winning cycling's most prestigious title has been his lifelong dream.

Evans actually secured his victory Saturday after winning a time trial in Granola.

Luxembourg's Andy Schleck finished second overall while his brother Frank finished third.

Evans's Tour de France win breaks Spain's hold on the yellow jersey. Spanish riders have won the last five races, including three victories in a row for Alberto Contador. He finished this year in fifth place.