PARIS (AFP) - Cadel Evans sealed an historic first Tour de France victory for his native Australia after the 21st and final stage of the epic race on Sunday. Mark Cavendish took his third consecutive stage win on the Champs Elysees where Evans, who rides for BMC, maintained his lead of 1min 34sec over Andy Schleck of Luxembourg. Cavendish has now won five stages this year, taking his tally to 20. His third stage victory on the final stage of the race means he becomes the first Briton to secure the green jersey for the race's points competition. The Isle of Man rider became the first Briton to step on to the podium since 1984 when Scotland's Robert Millar took the King of the Mountains jersey.