Contador in second Tour de France win

SPAIN&rsquo;S Alberto Contador admitted his relief after winning his personal duel with seven-time champion Lance Armstrong and clinching a second Tour de France title in three years.<br /><br />And there was also joy for Britain&rsquo;s Mark Cavendish, who won the Tour&rsquo;s final stage in Paris &ndash; his sixth of this year&rsquo;s race &ndash; with another searing sprint finish.<br /><br />Luxembourg&rsquo;s Andy Schleck took second place overall, with Armstrong third in his comeback Tour following four years away and Bradley Wiggins a British-best-equalling fourth.<br /><br />Contador came under fire from Astana team-mate Armstrong during this year&rsquo;s Tour, and said matters away from the saddle had made his second yellow jersey even sweeter.<br /><br />&ldquo;On a personal level, I had a difficult Tour and now I&rsquo;ll be sure to enjoy this win. I feel a great sense of relief, a release of tension,&rdquo; said Contador.<br /><br />Despite Armstrong&rsquo;s decision to front the new RadioShack team next year, Contador&rsquo;s future at Astana remains in doubt, and he added: &ldquo;There are several possibilities but what is clear is that we are totally incompatible and Armstrong will go one way and I will go the other.&rdquo;<br /><br />Armstrong, 37, who won seven successive titles before retiring in 2005, admitted he had not deserved an eighth but was still satisfied. &ldquo;I came here to do my best and I came across some guys who were clearly better than me,&rdquo; the American said. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t have any regrets. I got put out a couple of times but, considering my age and recent racing, it&rsquo;s not a bad performance overall.&rdquo;<br /><br />Cavendish capped his best Tour yet with a 10th stage win, following another superb sprint on the Champs Elysees, but missed out on the green jersey to Norway&rsquo;s Thor Hushovd.<br /><br />&ldquo;I said all along, I wanted to win on the Champs Elysees,&rdquo; said the Isle of Man rider. &ldquo;To win is the feeling I like best so we will try to target the green jersey next year.&rdquo;