Amanda Spratt takes third road Australian road title
Jan 12 2020 11:01 pm CET

Amanda Spratt takes third road Australian road title
Amanda Spratt takes third road Australian road title
Mitchelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott's Amanda Spratt has taken the victory at the road race of the Australian National Championships.

The rider took her third national title in a sprint of two against Justine Barrow. Spratt had the help of her Mitchelton-Scott teammates like Gracie Elvin, Grace Brown and Lucy Kennedy, who helped closing the gap with the escape and the covered all the moves that allowed her to climb to the top of the final podium once again.

"It's just as special, if not more special (the third time around)," Spratt said. "I owe my team this one, they rode incredibly well, you saw how much work Grace Brown did in that break. It's unusual for us, but I did come in here as the sole leader. That comes with a lot of pressure but I'm just so grateful to the team for giving me the opportunity and that I could pull it off for them.

"Grace attacked on that climb, that was the plan to open the race up really early because we didn't think anyone would expect that; normally there's an early break. She was so strong and it was just me that could follow before Justine came across, she had an incredible ride too. After that, we knew we had a really good group and we just had to keep going. I felt confident if it came down to a sprint. Of course I tried on the climb as well but I was very very impressed with Justine."




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