Davis wins Aragon finale

Allan Davis wins the final stage of the Tour of Aragon, where Charly Wegelius is third overall, whil

Allan Davis wins the final stage of the Tour of Aragon, where Charly Wegelius is third overall, whil



Australian Allan Davis ended a long run of second places this season when he won the final stage of the Tour of Aragon. Yesterday’s mountain time trial winner Ruben Plaza took the overall victory.

The Fassa Bortolo set up the final sprint for Alessandro Petacchi, but the Italian, already a winner twice in this race, ran out of steam on the uphill finish and Davis came through for a clear win, his third of the season.

The Australian is now set to spend the next month training with team-mate Aaron Kemps at an Australian Institute for Sport camp in Italy. He is scheduled to reappear for his Liberty Seguros team at the Dauphin Libr in the first week of June.

Stage 5, Borja-Illueca

1 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros-Wrth 139km in 3.30.20 (39.65kph)
2 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Kaiku 0.02
3 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi
4 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Comunitat Valenciana
5 Jose Luis Carrasco (Spa) Illes Balears 0.04
6 David Fernandez (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan
7 Bram Schmitz (Hol) T-Mobile
8 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel
9 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis
10 Charly Wegelius (GB) Liquigas-Bianchi 0.07

Final overall

1 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Comunitat Valenciana 17.03.24
2 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis 0.22
3 Charly Wegelius (GB) Liquigas-Bianchi 0.26
4 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Barloworld 1.03
5 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Comunitat Valenciana 1.09
6 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros 1.12
7 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel 1.15
8 David Bernabeu (Spa) Comunitat Valenciana
9 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Kaiku 1.23
10 Felix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld 1.26

18 Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile 1.58

– Doug Ollerenshaw (Health Net-Maxxis) won Saturday’s final stage of the Sea Otter Classic road race in Monterey, California, and with it the overall victory after breaking away from the leading group to win alone on the Laguna Seca race track.


It was another strong performance from the Health Net-Maxxis squad who held the leader’s yellow jersey throughout the three-day race, first with Gord Fraser, then Chris Wherry, before 25-year-old Ollerenshaw took the biggest win of his career. Fraser and Wherry now head to Augusta for the start of the Tour de Georgia, which starts on Tuesday, where they will be up against some of the best European-based American pros, including Lance Armstrong (Discovery Channel), CSC’s Bobby Julich and Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner).