Bradley Wiggins has become the first ever British winner of the Tour de France.
The 32-year-old punched his arms in the air and clapped as he crossed the finish line on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
The final stage was the 13th consecutive day that he had worn the race leader's yellow jersey in the 99th edition of the gruelling 20 stage, 3,497 kilometre (2,173-mile) race.
He completed the day three minutes and 21 seconds ahead of Team Sky colleague Chris Froome, who becomes the second Briton on the podium in the history of the race.
There were jubilant scenes as British fans, who have travelled to Paris, celebrated the result.
After his win Wiggins said: "Job done really.
"I don't know what to say really. I've had 24 hours for it to sort of soak in. Today we were just on a mission to finish the job off.
"This sort of thing happens to other people, you never imagine it happens to you.
As part of his stunning transition from track to road racing, Wiggins finished fourth in the Tour in 2009 - equaling Robert Millar's 1984 British best - but crashed out with a broken collarbone when among the favourites in 2011.
But in a life full of ups and downs, a balanced perspective has paved the way for the cyclist's greatest sporting achievement.
"I've got a lot of other things in my life that mean more to me than this, and I'd give it up tomorrow for that," Wiggins said.
"But in a sporting sense it's my greatest sporting achievement. I've just won the Tour. What else is there bigger than that?
"It's probably the bonheur (happiest moment) of my sporting career, perhaps not in life."
Wiggins' feat is expected to make him remembered as one of Britain's greatest ever sportsmen.
Meanwhile, it was Wiggin's teammate and fellow Brit Mark Cavendish who won the final stage of the race into Paris.