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Davis dominates Grand Prix

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Allan Davis celebrates winning the Noosa Grand Prix

Allan Davis celebrates winning the Noosa Grand Prix (Image credit: Eyes Wide Open Images)
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Allan Davis (Australia) beat Hayden Roulston (New Zealand) and David Millar (Scotland) to win Commonwealth Games gold

Allan Davis (Australia) beat Hayden Roulston (New Zealand) and David Millar (Scotland) to win Commonwealth Games gold (Image credit: AFP)
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The break: Mathew Hayman (Sky), Allan Davis (Astana) and Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Transitions)

The break: Mathew Hayman (Sky), Allan Davis (Astana) and Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Transitions) (Image credit: Tristan Reddan)
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Bobridge leads the trio

Bobridge leads the trio (Image credit: Tristan Reddan)
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Davis gets across to the move

Davis gets across to the move (Image credit: Tristan Reddan)
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There were some big names in the race

There were some big names in the race (Image credit: Tristan Reddan)
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Attacks came thick and fast

Attacks came thick and fast (Image credit: Tristan Reddan)
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Davis stayed in the middle of the bunch early on

Davis stayed in the middle of the bunch early on (Image credit: Tristan Reddan)
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Lots of smiles at the end of the Euro season

Lots of smiles at the end of the Euro season (Image credit: Tristan Reddan)
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New Under 23 world champion Michael Matthews brought some bling to the race

New Under 23 world champion Michael Matthews brought some bling to the race (Image credit: Tristan Reddan)
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Bronze medalist Allan Davis (Australia)

Bronze medalist Allan Davis (Australia) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alan Davis (Astana)

Alan Davis (Astana) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Recently crowned Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Allan Davis (Astana) completed the most successful month of his career with victory in the Northside Party Hire Noosa Grand Prix on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Davis took the bronze medal in Australia at the UCI Road World Championship at the beginning of the month, gold in Delhi mid- month. and celebrated by winning the criterium alone.

Davis made a number of attempts to breakaway before he was eventually joined by Mathew Hayman (Sky) and Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Transitions). Davis has a reputation as one of the best sprinters in the sport and so an attack on the final lap was expected from Hayman or Bobridge. However it was Davis himself who made the move to win on his own.

"When I went I had a look over my shoulder and no one was there so I kept going," Davis said. "Being older I think I will probably race more like that (because) I can do more things than just sprint."

It was a successful end to the 2010 season for Davis after a difficult start.

"I was criticized in Europe and by the media coming back to the season for being a little overweight," the now lean looking Davis said. "I started the year pacing myself for the end of the year, (particularly the) world championships and Commonwealth Games. But they were right and I will be looking at starting next season in much better shape."

Bobridge got the better of Hayman in the sprint for second place but was quick to acknowledge the strength of Davis.

"He was just way too strong for me today. When Allan hit me I had nothing left. He came round me like ten men, so I knew I had to keep going and try for second," said Bobridge.
 

Results
1Allan Davis0:50:49
2Jack Bobridge0:00:03
3Mathew Hayman
4Chris Sutton0:00:14
5Jonathan Cantwell
6Joseph Lewis0:00:15
7Michael Matthews0:00:16
8Daniel McCullock
9Rico Rogers
10Cameron Jennings

 

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