Astana confirms signing of Allan and Scott Davis
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Astana confirms signing of Allan and Scott Davis

by VeloNation Press at 3:01 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
Following weeks of speculation, both Allan Davis and his brother Scott will compete as part of the Astana team in 2010. Allan, who won the Tour Down Under last year and finished a very solid eleventh in the world rankings, had been at odds with his Quick Step team about whether he would be allowed to move to the Kazakh team.

Davis has signed a deal for two-years and his older brother for the 2010 season.

Davis has already competed with the Astana team, riding there and with its predecessor Liberty Seguros-Wurth in 2006. He was implicated in Operación Puerto but then later cleared. He competed with Discovery Channel in 2007, Mitzubishi-Jartazi in 2008, then moved to Quick Step this year.

The 29-year-old is known as a sprinter who can fare quite well on hilly courses. He was second in Milan-San Remo in 2007, then placed fourth this season. Other 2009 results include the Tour Down Under victory (plus three stages), second in Paris–Brussels and the GP de Wallonie plus fourth in the Vattenfall Cyclassics race.

His brother Scott, 30, is one year older and raced this year with the Fly V Australia team. He was previously with the T-Mobile/High Road/Columbia squad from 2006 to 2008, and will now be making his return to the ProTour.

It will be expected that the brothers will line out in the 163.2 Australian road race championships on January 10th, then go on to ride the Santos Tour Down Under. It runs from January 17 – 24.

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