Allan Davis

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Allan Davis
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Personal information
Full name Allan Davis
Born (1980-07-27) 27 July 1980 (age 33)
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2001–2002
2003–2006
2007
2008
2008–2009
2010–2011
2012–2013
Mapei-Quick Step
ONCE-Eroski
Discovery Channel
Mitsubishi-Jartazi
Quick Step
Astana
GreenEDGE
Major wins
Tour Down Under (2009)
Points Classification Eneco Tour of Benelux (2005)
Points Classification Vuelta a Aragón (2005)
Points Classification Tour of Qinghai Lake (2007)
Points Classification Tour de Pologne (2008, 2010)
Infobox last updated on
3 January 2014

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]

In 2004 and 2005 he participated in the Tour de France, coming fifth in the points classification for the green jersey 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 five 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]

Cycling career[edit]

1998
Australian Junior Men's Road Cyclist of the Year award
2000
7th Under-23 Road Race World Championships
9th National Road Race Championship
2001
6th Under-23 Road Race World Championships
2002
1st Stage 1 Giro del Capo (Cape Argus Cycle Tour)
2nd GP Istria
3rd National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2003
1st Trofeo Manacor
1st Stage 4 Circuit Cycliste de la Sarthe
2nd National Road Race Championships
2004
1st Giro del Piemonte
1st Trofeo Alcudia
1st Trofeo Manacor
1st Stage 5 Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 3 Tour de Pologne
98th Overall, Tour de France
2005
Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stages 1, 3 & 5
1st Stage 3 Eneco Tour
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Aragón
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
2nd Overall, Tour Down Under
3rd Paris–Tours
3rd HEW Cyclassics
84th Overall Tour de France
2006
Tour Down Under
1st Stages 2 & 5
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Commonwealth Games Road Race
2007
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stages 1, 3, 5, 6 & 9
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
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 Stage 2
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
2009
1st Orange jersey Overall, Tour Down Under
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2, 4 & 5
2nd Paris–Brussels
2nd GP de Wallonie
4th Milan – San Remo
4th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2010
1st Gold medal blank.svg Commonwealth Games Road Race
1st Points Classification Blue jersey Tour de Pologne
Held Maillot Jaune Jersey yellow.svg from Stages 3 – 4
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg World Road Race Championships
5th Vattenfall Cyclassics
2011
9th Overall Tour Down Under
10th Cancer Council Helpline Classic
2012
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Geelong Bay Classic Series
6th World Road Race Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Davis joins GreenEdge, with London Games in sights". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Agence France-Presse. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Australian Team for 2010 Commonwealth Games : Research : Australian Sports Commission". Ausport.gov.au. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Davis Brothers Sign With Astana". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  5. ^ "Davis retires from cycling". cyclingnews.com. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 

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