Contador seals 2009 Tour de France victory
Alberto Contador earned his second Tour de France victory after seeing out the 21st and final stage, won in stunning style by Britain's Mark Cavendish, BBC reported.
Spaniard Contador held off Luxembourg's Andy Schleck with American Lance Armstrong edging out Bradley Wiggins.
Wiggins also equalled the best Tour finish by a Briton with his fourth place matching Robert Millar in 1984.
Cavendish claimed his sixth stage win and became the first Briton to win on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
The 24-year-old was pipped to the sprinters' green jersey by Norway's Thor Hushovd but said that winning in Paris was a dream come true.
"I've always wanted to win on the Champs Elysees and the feeling doesn't disappoint," he said after completing the Tour for the first time at the third attempt.
"To cross the line here in Paris with your hands raised at the front of the pack is every sprinter's dream and I wanted it so bad.
"I'm happy with six stages, but next year I'll be fitter and stronger and hopefully the green jersey will come with that."
Italy's Franco Pellizotti won the polka dot jersey for the best climber while Contador's victory kept the Spanish flag flying high on the Champs Elysees as it followed triumphs for Oscar Pereiro in 2006, himself in 2007 and Carlos Sastre last year.
Contador, 26, proved the strongest rider in the mountains and in the time trials, beating Schleck by four minutes 11 seconds with seven-time champion Armstrong 5:24 off the pace.