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Allan Davis (cyclist)

Allan Davis
Personal information
Full nameAllan Davis
Born (1980-07-27) 27 July 1980 (age 43)
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2001–2002Mapei–Quick-Step
2003–2006ONCE–Eroski
2007Discovery Channel
2008Mitsubishi–Jartazi
2008–2009Quick-Step
2010–2011Astana
2012–2013GreenEDGE
Major wins
Stage races
Tour Down Under (2009)
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Men's road bicycle racing
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Melbourne Road Race
Gold medal – first place 2010 New Delhi Road Race
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Melbourne Elite Men's Road Race

Allan Howard Davis (born 27 July 1980) is an Australian former professional road racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI ProTour team Orica–GreenEDGE.[1] Born in Ipswich, Queensland, Davis resides in Bundaberg, Queensland and in Spain. Known for his sprinting ability, he started competitive cycling at the age of 10, and turned professional in 2002. He is also the brother of fellow cyclist, Scott Davis, and was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2]

Career

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In 2004 and 2005 he participated in the Tour de France, coming fifth in the points classification at the 2005 Tour de France behind the winner, Thor Hushovd of Norway, and fellow Australians Stuart O'Grady (2nd) and Robbie McEwen (3rd), and Kazakh champion Alexander Vinokourov (4th).

In 2006, Davis was one of the riders of the Astana–Würth team implicated in the Operación Puerto doping case. However, on 26 July 2006, Davis was cleared by Spanish officials.[3]

He made his debut with Quick Step on 3 September 2008 in the Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen – Aartselaar race after reaching an agreement with Patrick Lefevere for the following two seasons and obtained a definitive free pass from his former team, Mitsubishi–Jartazi.

His 2009 season got off to an excellent start with three stages and the overall of the 2009 Tour Down Under.

Davis moved with brother Scott to Astana for the 2010 season.[4] He remained with the team until the end of 2011, when he moved to the new GreenEDGE team.[1]

Davis won gold in the Road Race in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Orica–GreenEDGE opted not to renew Davis' contract for 2014. After attempting to find a new team, Davis announced his retirement from competition in February 2014.[5]

In February 2018 Davis joined Wiggle High5 as the team's lead directeur sportif.[6]

Major results

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2000
7th Road race, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
2001
6th Road race, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
2002
1st Stage 1 Giro del Capo
2nd GP Istria
3rd Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
2003
1st Trofeo Manacor
1st Stage 4 Circuit Cycliste de la Sarthe
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2004
1st Giro del Piemonte
1st Trofeo Alcudia
1st Trofeo Manacor
1st Stage 5 Deutschland Tour
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 3
2005
Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stages 1, 3 & 5
Eneco Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stage 3
Vuelta a Aragón
1st Points classification
1st Stage 5
2nd Overall Tour Down Under
3rd Paris–Tours
3rd HEW Cyclassics
2006
Tour Down Under
1st Stages 2 & 5
3rd Road race, Commonwealth Games
2007
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1, 3, 5, 6 & 9
1st Stage 3 Volta a Catalunya
2nd Milan–San Remo
2008
2nd Overall Tour Down Under
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Geelong Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 4
3rd Vattenfall Cyclassics
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Points classification
1st Stage 2
2009
1st Overall Tour Down Under
1st Points classification
1st Stages 2, 4 & 5
2nd Paris–Brussels
2nd Grand Prix de Wallonie
4th Milan–San Remo
4th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2010
1st Road race, Commonwealth Games
1st Points classification Tour de Pologne
3rd Road race, UCI Road World Championships
5th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2011
9th Overall Tour Down Under
10th Cancer Council Helpline Classic
2012
1st Overall Geelong Bay Classic Series
6th Road race, UCI Road World Championships

References

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  1. ^ a b "Davis joins GreenEdge, with London Games in sights". VeloNews. Agence France-Presse. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Australian Team for 2010 Commonwealth Games : Research : Australian Sports Commission". Ausport.gov.au. 18 October 2010. Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 20 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Davis Brothers Sign With Astana". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Davis retires from cycling". cyclingnews.com. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  6. ^ Rogers, Owen (15 February 2018). "Wiggle High5 fire lead director Rae-Szalinski". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
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