Cadel Evans achieved sporting immortality on the cobblestones of Paris earlier this morning when he finally stood on the winner’s podium as the conqueror of not only the world’s biggest annual sporting event; but just as importantly himself.

Having been twice Tour de France runner-up and serial victim of bad luck, poor past team support and importantly battling his own demons less easily overcome, Evans triumph now puts the seal on his status as one of our most illustrious sporting legends.