Amanda Spratt

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Amanda Spratt
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Amanda Spratt at the 2016 Rio Olympics Road Race
Personal information
Nickname Spratty
Born (1987-09-17) 17 September 1987 (age 30)
Penrith, New South Wales
Height 161 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Team information
Current team Mitchelton–Scott
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
- Penrith Cycling Club
Professional team(s)
2012- Orica-AIS[1]
Major wins

One day races & Classics

National Road Race Champion (2012, 2016)
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (2016)

Stage races

Women's Tour Down Under (2016, 2017)
Tour de Feminin-O cenu Českého Švýcarska (2011)

Amanda Spratt (born 17 September 1987) is an Australian road cyclist. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's road race, in which she finished outside the time limit. In 2016, she won the Australian national road race championships in Bunninyong Victoria, making her the Australian national champion.

Personal[edit]

Nicknamed Spratty, Spratt was born on 17 September 1987 in Penrith, New South Wales, which is a suburb of Sydney. She went to Springwood Public School before going to Blue Mountains Grammar School for high school.[2] From 2007 to 2008, she attended Charles Sturt University where she earned a University Certificate in Business. As of 2012, she lives in Springwood, New South Wales.[3][4][5][6]

Spratt is 161 centimetres (63 in) tall and weighs 55 kilograms (121 lb).[7]

Cycling[edit]

Amanda Spratt from the Orica-AIS team during the Women's Tour of Thuringia 2012 in Zwickau, Germany

Spratt is a road cyclist who began competitive cycling when she was twelve years old. She has been coached by Martin Barras since 2009 and is also coached by Gary Sutton.[7] Her primary training base is in Australia's Blue Mountains region, with a secondary training base in Varase, Italy where she lives eight months a year.[4] She is a member of the Penrith Cycling Club. She cycles professionally for Team Jayco AIS.[2][3][5][6] She has held a cycling scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport and the NSW Institute of Sport.[2][7]

Her first international race was at the 2004 World Junior Track Championships in the United States.[2] She competed at the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games. She competed at the 2004 Junior Road World Championships in Italy. She missed most of the 2009 cycling season because of a back injury. She competed at the 2010 UCI Road World Championships.[3] She finished eleventh at the 2011 Giro di Toscana Femminile in Italy. She finished fourth at the 2011 Sweden World Cup teams time trial in Vårgårda, Sweden. She finished first at the 2011 Tour de Feminine Krasna Lipa in the Czech Republic. She finished eighth at the 2011 Women's Tour of New Zealand. She finished first in the road race and fourth in the individual time trial at the 2012 Australia Road National Championships in Buninyong, Australia.[6] She finished second at the 2012 Jayco Bay Classic in Victoria, Australia.[5] She finished fourth at the 2012 Ronde van Gelderland in the Netherlands. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's road race, her first Olympics.[4][7] She finished outside the time limit.[8]

In 2018, Spratt elected to forgo a debut senior Commonwealth Games representation for Australia on the Gold Coast, to focus on an Ardennes campaign in Europe.[9] She achieved her first ever one-day podium at World Tour or World Cup level, with a third placing at the Amstel Gold Race.

Major results[edit]

2004
Commonwealth Youth Games[10]
1st Gold medal blank.svg Road Race
1st Gold medal blank.svg Time Trial
1st Gold medal blank.svg Points Race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg U19 Pursuit, Australian National Track Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Junior Time Trial, UCI Road World Championships
2005
2nd Silver medal blank.svg U19 Pursuit, Australian National Track Championships
2006
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Points Race, Australian National Track Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Individual Pursuit, Oceania Games
2007
Australian National Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Team Pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual Pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Points Race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg U23 Time Trial, Australian National Time Trial Championships
2008
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG U23 Time Trial, Australian National Time Trial Championships
2010
6th National Road Race Championships
8th Overall Women's Tour of New Zealand
2011
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Feminin-O cenu Českého Švýcarska
1st Stage 1
4th Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT
10th National Road Race Championships
2012
National Road Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Road Race
4th Time Trial
3rd 7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg
4th Ronde van Gelderland
7th GP Comune di Cornaredo
9th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2013
3rd UCI Road World Championships, TTT
3rd Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT
4th Trofeo Alfredo Binda
6th Overall Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
7th National Time Trial Championships
7th Omloop van Borsele
8th Overall Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs
2014
2nd UCI Road World Championships, TTT
4th Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT
National Road Championships
5th Road Race
7th Time Trial
8th Omloop van het Hageland
2015
1st Giro del Trentino Alto Adige - Südtirol
3rd Overall Ladies Tour of Norway
4th Overall Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
6th SwissEver GP Cham-Hagendorn
7th UCI Road World Championships, TTT
8th Crescent Women World Cup Vargarda TTT
9th Overall Emakumeen Bira
2016
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2nd Overall Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
5th Overall The Women's Tour
6th Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
7th Overall Women's Tour Down Under
7th Crescent Women World Cup Vargarda
2017
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Women's Tour Down Under
2nd National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Giro Rosa
5th Overall Emakumeen Bira
1st Stage 2
5th Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
6th La Course by Le Tour de France
6th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
8th Strade Bianche
2018
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Women's Tour Down Under
1st Jersey blackdots.png Mountains classification
1st Stage 3
2nd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
3rd Amstel Gold Race
4th Trofeo Alfredo Binda
4th National Road Race Championships
5th Flèche Wallonne


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amanda Spratt". GreenEDGE. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Amanda Spratt". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b c "Amanda Spratt". Team Jayco AIS. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b c Georgakopoulos, Chris. "Amanda Spratt set to take it up a gear in London". Penrith Press. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  5. ^ a b c Cleggett, Michael (6 June 2012). "Springwood cyclist Amanda Spratt eyes off Olympic berth". Blue Mountains Gazette. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  6. ^ a b c Cleggett, Michael (11 January 2012). "Springwood cyclist Amanda Spratt seals national road title". Blue Mountains Gazette. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  7. ^ a b c d "London 2012 - Amanda Spratt". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  8. ^ "Women's Road Race: Results". london2012.com. 29 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Smith, Sophie (3 January 2018). "Spratt sacrifices Comm Games glory for Ardennes campaign". Cycling Central. Retrieved 23 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "Cycling Results". 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 

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