Amanda Spratt

Kirsten Wild wins scorching Santos Women’s Tour finale, Amanda Spratt wins the tour

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling) charged to victory in the final sweltering criterium stage of the Santos Women’s Tour in a battle of the sprint trains. This was Wild’s second win of the tour but by finishing safely in the bunch, Orica-Scott’s Amanda Spratt secured the overall leader’s blue jersey, which …

Amanda Spratt carves out formidable lead in first stage of 2017 Santos Women’s Tour

MEADOWS, Australia (CT) – Charging down the long straight to the finish line of the opening stage of the Santos Women’s Tour Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott) got to throw her arms into the air to take the win with no other riders in sight. However, despite having every cause for celebration there was no sign of …

Inside the breaks that lit up the 2017 women’s Australian Championships road race

It was the break that reigned supreme again in the 2017 Mars Cycling Australia National Road Championships, with Katrin Garfoot taking the win in a two-up sprint with team mate and defending champion Amanda Spratt while Queenslander Lucy Kennedy came in solo to round out the podium. It’s a course that suits the break, and …

Garfoot adds women’s Australian road race title to tally in Orica-Scott one-two finish

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Katrin Garfoot (Orica-Scott) took the victory at the elite women’s road race at the 2017 Mars Cycling Australia National Road Championships, pulling off the time trial/road race double and delivering a clean sweep of the elite women’s green and gold road jerseys for her team. It was a one, two for …

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Preview: What you need to know about the women’s Australian Championships road race

The battle for the green and gold stripes at the Australian National Road Championships for 2017 is on. The criterium and time trial have already been run and won and the competition for the road race is looking fierce. Orica-Scott, the only Australian-listed UCI women’s team, is as always the team to beat with strength …

Solo victories for Spratt and Hepburn on stage 2 of the 2017 Bay Crits

PORTARLINGTON, Australia (CT) – After missing out on yesterday’s opening day of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic, Orica-Scott made amends in emphatic fashion on stage 2, winning both the women’s and men’s races. Less than week out from her national title defense, Amanda Spratt took a commanding solo victory on the tough Portarlington course as …

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The off-season on the bike: Touring three countries in three days with Amanda Spratt

What do professional cyclists do when the season ends and it is time to take a break? Well, if they are anything like Australian national champion and Orica-AIS rider Amanda Spratt, a break from riding a bike includes … riding a bike. When thinking of the off-season one mostly looks forward to a holiday, time away …

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After failed appeal, Australian women’s road cycling team for Rio finalised

The wait is over. Cycling Australia today announced its final roster for the Olympic Games in Rio next month, revealing its women’s road team after a failed appeal. The women’s road squad will be led by national road race champion Amanda Spratt who will be joined by her Orica-AIS teammates Gracie Elvin and Rachel Neylan. Rounding out the …

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Ella Picks: Mud, tears, motors and rainbows

Every week we scan the internet for the interesting stories of women’s cycling that deliver unique insight, inspire or simply make us laugh and round them all up in a weekly news digest. There has been plenty happening this week, both good and bad. We have revelled in the mud of the cyclocross, hung our heads …

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Photo gallery: 2016 women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

GEELONG, Australia (CT) — It came down to a battle of two teams at the women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, with Orica-AIS finishing off a dream Australian season by taking the two top spots of the podium and Wiggle High5 putting up a valiant fight to come across the line in third and fourth. …

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