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Cycling: Allan Davis Wins 2nd Stage of Tour Down Under

Australian cyclist Allan Davis has won the second stage of the Tour Down Under in Australia, but compatriot Simon Gerrans retains the overall lead.

Davis finished the 146-kilometer ride, from Stirling to Hahndorf in 3:27:21 - just ahead of countryman Paul Crake. Spain's Eladio Sanchez Prado finished third, 38 seconds back.

Gerrans enjoyed the protection of his AG2R teammates to remain the overall leader - seven seconds ahead of defending champion Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain. Robbie McEwen of Australia is third overall - 18 seconds off the lead.

Friday's third stage is a hilly ride that covers 154 kilometers, between Strathalbyn and Yankalilla. The five-stage race ends Sunday.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.