Stage 20 of the Tour de France became the Wiggo & Cav Show after the yellow jersey produced the ultimate leadout to launch the Manx Missile towards a fourth successive victory on the Champs Elysees.
The day will live long in the memory of British cycling fans after Wiggins was crowned Tour de France champion, having worn the maillot jaune since moving into the overall lead on sage seven.
The finale in Paris was a fitting in to what has been a sensation Tour for British riders. Here’s how the day unfolded…
Next stop: Paris
Jens Voigt (Radioshack-Nissan-Trek) initiated an 11-strong break on the Champs Elysees finishing circuit
Cavendish stayed locked to Wiggins wheel throughout the eight laps of the six kilometre circuit
British fans flocked to the French capital to watch history be made
Team Sky led the chase, catching the three remaining riders from the break inside the final three kilometres
Cavendish is the first world champion to win on the most famous finish in cycling
One for British fans to savour: Wiggins atop the podium with compatriot and team-mate Chris Froome, and third placed Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale)
The jersey winners: Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale), Wiggins, Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing)