By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor in Sacramento, CA
"Well he is racing here, so yes!" replied Discovery Channel's Johan Bruyneel when Cyclingnews asked about the months of suspicion surrounding Allan Davis signing with the team, which were only confirmed Tuesday.
"We are happy is he on the team," Bruyneel continued. "We were looking for a sprinter for a few years now, and he is the kind of guy that doesn't need a team around him. That was always the tricky question, being a team that is focused on the GC riders -- if you take a sprinter on board you usually have to take three or four other guys to do the job. But Allan can look after himself, like in stage one."
Bruyneel confirmed that Davis signed a two year contract with the team, and said he thinks he will be most useful in smaller stage races, such as the Tour of California, where he is currently leading the points classification going into stage three. "I think he can win a lot of races," Bruyneel finished.