The 2011 Tour of Britain finished off with the traditional closing circuit race, held over ten laps of the iconic London circuit before the grand finale on Whitehall.
AN Post's Ronan McLaughlin attacked from the flag and was joined by Kristian House, with the two riders spending the majority of the race at the fore, in front of the central London crowds.
A late shower couldn't deter the HTC Highroad led peloton though, with Mark Cavendish taking an impressive win despite only coming through the final corner fifth. Less than a week later Mark would be celebrating another sprint success, this time in Copenhagen, which saw him crowned World Champion.
There was no change in the overall classification, with Lars Boom taking the final IG Markets Gold Jersey ahead of Steve Cummings, who repeated his 2008 performance of second overall and top Brit.
There was some British success though, with Geraint Thomas' consistency earning him The Prostate Cancer Charity Points Jersey and Jonathan Tiernan Locke's climbing prowess adding the Skoda King of the Mountains Jersey to his fifth overall.
Belgian riders took both the Yodel Sprints competition (Pieter Ghyllebert) and the UNISON Best Young Rider classification (Jelle Wallays), while Sky lead a UCI World Tour one-two-three in the team's category.
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC Highroad
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC Highroad
3 Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare