Davis goes for gold at Games

BUNDABERG sprint specialist Allan Davis has prepared for his second Commonwealth Games campaign with one thing on his mind – a gold medal.

The 2006 Melbourne Games bronze medallist said there would be no excuses for his team when it took to the streets of Delhi next Sunday.

“I've talked to the guys and I know they're all rearing to go for this,” he said.

Davis, 30, will ride alongside 2006 gold medallist Mathew Hayman and said his team would be looking to build on success enjoyed in the last games.

“It's an all-round solid team and I think we are going to be in for a pretty solid showing,” he said.

Davis has been in Canberra training with his Commonwealth Games and World Championships teams in the lead-up to the events.

“We've been easing ourselves through some five to six hour motopacing and come Sunday, we'll be ready to go,” he said.

It will be an action-packed two weeks for Davis who will compete in the Australian men's nine in the World Championships in Geelong tomorrow.

Davis will fly to Delhi mid next week to prepare for his Commonwealth Games performance.

“It's going to be a pretty flat-out couple of weeks but I always knew it was going to be like this,” he said.

“I've had it on my mind all year and I've been preparing for it all year.”

The team Astana rider hopes to build on a year which has included successful campaigns in the Tour of Poland and the Eneco Tour in Holland.

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