Allan Davis will join the group of Lotto Soudal sports directors in 2022. The 41-year-old Australian will mainly focus on the sprint group. But as a full-time sports director, with experience in all kind of races, he will be happy to apply his knowledge to the entire team.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity to join such a professionally established structure such as Lotto Soudal, and I am profoundly motivated to implement my time and professional work ethic to the entire team”, said Allan Davis in a first reaction.
The Australian was a professional rider for 12 years, in which he has taken some 30 victories. Among his best performances were his bronze medal at the World Championships (2010), a second place at Milan-Sanremo, gold and bronze at two Commonwealth Games and his overall victory at the Tour Down Under. After his cycling career Davis became head DS at Wiggle-High5. In 2021 he was sprint coordinator/DS at Israel Startup Nation. In between he took on the technical delegate job at the UCI.
“Allan was my successor at the UCI, so I know him quite well and we were already in close contact for a while”, said Lotto Soudal general manager John Lelangue. “Allan has the right profile which goes along with Caleb Ewan and the sprint group. We believe in what Allan can and will bring to the team.”
“I know Caleb quite well, but I will work for all the riders. I’ve started my research already. I would like to get to know all riders and staff. My Flemish is quite non existent, but with English, Italian, Spanish, quite good French you get everywhere in top level cycling. I cannot wait to start this new chapter”, concluded Allan Davis.
Allan Davis is currently living in the Basque Country with his family now for 20 years. Prior Allan lived in Italy as a young cyclist where he first turned professional.