|Full name Allan Davis|
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Rider type Sprinter
|Weight 73 kg (161 lb)|
Name Allan Davis
|Born 27 July 1980 (age 35) Ipswich, Queensland, Australia (1980-07-27)|
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Allan Howard Davis (born 27 July 1980) is an Australian former professional road racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI ProTour team Orica–GreenEDGE. 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.
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 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.
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. He remained with the team until the end of 2011, when he moved to the new GreenEDGE team.
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.