Amanda Spratt extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott for two more years
Oct 30 2018 04:06 am CET

Amanda Spratt extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott for two more years
Amanda Spratt extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott for two more years
Photo of Amanda Spratt by Mitchelton-Scott

Amanda Spratt has confirmed her contract extension with Mitchelton-Scott for at least two more years. The Australian will remain at the formation until at least 2020.

The rider has finished what she considers was her best season to date, in which she finished second at the road race of the World Championships, won the mountain classification and one stage at the Giro Rosa, and topped the overall classifications at the Santos Women's Tour and the Emakumeen XXXI. Bira.

"This year has definitely been my best season, I set really clear goals and really put my hand up as a leader," Spratt commented. "The team believed in me and this also gave me a lot of confidence. In general, I feel that the whole team has really stepped up a level this season so when your teammates are so strong as well, this really makes a difference. I have really improved my climbing this season, I'm really proud of the work I did with my coach Gene Bates for this goal and especially introducing some climbing-specific altitude camps into my program really helped.

"It's still hard to believe that I am one of the best climbers in the world. I always have the feeling that I can and need to improve so I probably do find it a bit hard sometimes to sit back and reflect on what I have been able to achieve this year."

The Australian feels very motivated in the team, that's why she has decided to stay for two more years and she is already thinking is the challenges that come in the next season. "When I look at my 2018 season I see a lot of great results but I also see so many points where I can and need to improve so whilst I am satisfied, I am more hungry than ever to get better," she explained. "My preparation for the Ardennes this year was quite disrupted due to chilblains on my feet and then the flu so I know that my preparation for these races can be a lot better in particular.

"The Giro will, of course, be another big goal for the team and I want to be in top condition there and then I also have an eye on the world championships in Yorkshire. It's also really important to me that I can support my teammates towards their goals as well so I'm also really looking forward to playing a support role in some key races throughout the season."




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