Davis gets Commonwealth call up
BUNDABERG sprint specialist Allan Davis has been selected for his second Commonwealth Games road cycling team and makes no secret of his desire to bring home gold.
The 2006 bronze medallist was thrilled to make the final five yesterday, and said his star-studded team would be searching for nothing less than gold.
“That's the objective and we've already talked about it as a team,” he told the NewsMail from the Netherlands yesterday.
“Our team got the gold last time (in Melbourne, 2006) and that was a victory for all five of us. We expect nothing less this time.”
The 30-year-old Astana rider will join 2006 champion Mathew Hayman in a team, he says, can realistically clean sweep the podium for Australia.
A dream month has seen Davis hold the leader's jersey in the Tour of Poland, before stringing together some solid rides — including a third yesterday — in the Eneco Tour in Holland.
“I thought I'd have a good chance of making the squad; I've based my whole season around the end of the year and it's going to plan,” he said.
The late-season program includes the Tour of Spain, World Road Championships and Commonwealth Games.
He is still in a battle to cement a one of nine spots for the world titles, but is confident he is on track.
“I would say I'm still peaking,” he said.
“Wait and see how I'm racing after the Tour of Spain (in mid September).”