Historic Overview Don Allan

Rider

Overall Rank3723
NameDon ALLAN
Country
  Australia
Date of birth24-Sep-1949 - Melbourne (Victoria)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Donald John Allan (born 24 September 1949) is an Australian former cyclist who rode at the Olympic Games and Tour de France.

Allan began cycling with the Blackburn Cycling Club in Melbourne. In 1970, he was paralysed in a car accident, breaking his back and fracturing his sacrum and pelvis. He returned to compete in the individual road race and team time trial events at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

In 1973, Allan rodein the big amateur races across Europe and won stages in cycling’s version of the Cold War Tour de France, the Peace Race, as well as the Tour of Austria, Tour of Scotland, and multiple criterions in Holland and kermesses in Belgium. In November 1973, he was offered a pro contract with Dutch team Frisol. He rode in the 1974 Tour de France as a domestique for Frisol and finished 103rd. In the 1975 Tour de France, he finished 85th.

In 1976 Allan finished 9th in the 1976 UCI Road World Championships in Italy.

Allan with Danny Clark were the fifth most successful team in Six-day racing history with 15 wins, 15 second places, 11 third places and 12 fourth places off 71 starts.

Another fractured pelvis and other injuries effectively ended his career.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Vuelta a España - stages 1975 (1)

Seasons

Don Allan - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1974 Frisol 200 175
2. 1975 Frisol - G.B.C. 344 117
3. 1976 Frisol - Gazelle 238 170
4. 1977 Frisol 26 389
5. 1978 Bode Deuren - Shimano 5 531
6. 1979 Pony 0 673
7. 1980 Pony 0 687
8. 1981 Kyoso 0 704
9. 1982 Kyoso 0 704
10. 1983 Qantas 4 594
11. 1984 Poo 0 759
12. 1985 Qantas 2 723
13. 1986 Peugeot 0 974
14. 1987 Qantas 0 1041
15. 1988 Qantas 0 1007
16. 1989 Qantas 0 1145
Overall: 819 3723