Schlagwort-Archive: Amanda Spratt

Women’s Tour Down Under – Etappe 2

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Murray Bridge – Birdwood (114,9 km / 80,0 km + 34,9 km)
1 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 3:04:27
2 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:00
3 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:00:00
4 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:02
5 Jaime Gunning (Aus) Specialized Women’s Racing 0:00:13
6 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:15
7 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Nationalmannschaft Australien 0:00:18
8 Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon//Sram Racing 0:00:18
9 Shara Gillow (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:18
10 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:00:18
11 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:19
12 Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:19
13 Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Aus) Nationalmannschaft Australien 0:00:24
14 Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (Cub) Astana Women’s Team 0:00:24
15 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:24

1 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 6:21:19
2 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:04
3 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:00:05
4 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:12
5 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Rally Cycling 0:00:21
6 Jaime Gunning (Aus) Specialized Women’s Racing 0:00:23
7 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:24
8 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:25
9 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:00:27
10 Shara Gillow (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:28

Liane Lippert
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Mitchelton-Scott dominiert australische Straßenmeisterschaft

1 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 2:57:59
2 Justine Barrow (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:01
3 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:11
Another masterful ride secured Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) a third road nationals crown at the 2020 Federation University Road National Championships in Buninyong on Sunday.

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Spratt outfoxed surprise medallist Justine Barrow (Roxsolt Attaquer) on the home straight after the pair figured in the lead group for nearly the entirety of the race. Spratt’s teammate Grace Brown (Mitchelton-Scott) took bronze.
“This is just as special if not more special (than my first one), I owe this one to my team, they rode incredibly well,” said Spratt, 32, who added to her 2012 and 2016 victories.

The final day of the 2020 Federation University Road National Championships began with 78 riders setting out on the 104-kilometre race which took in nine laps of the infamous 11-kilometre Mt Buninyong course.
A crash on the opening lap brought down a group of riders including the highly favoured Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon SRAM Racing) and Lauren Kitchen (FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine). The group quickly fell more than two minutes off the peloton, effectively ending their day.
Mitchelton-Scott set the pace early at the front of the race before Brown launched a surprise attack on the third climb of the day which was answered by Spratt, with Barrow pouncing on the opportunity.
“We wanted to have a surprise tactic, normally everyone is waiting, waiting, so we thought why not turn it on its head and go on the third lap,” said Spratt. “We had Gracie Elvin riding really hard from the start and then Grace Brown launched an attack third time up the climb.
“When Justine came across, we were expecting more people but we thought ok, and knew we would have to go hard up the climb.”
Powered by Grace Brown, the trio quickly moved to a lead of nearly one minute on the peloton, before extending that gap to over two and a half minutes at the halfway point of the race. With a disorganised chase group heading a splintering field, the trio’s lead blew out to nearly six minutes by race end before Spratt held off Barrow in a sprint to the line, with Brown eleven seconds back.
“It was a dream race. It was a bit unusual I came in as the sole leader, but we had a solid plan and grateful for the team backing me and gold I could pull it off,” Spratt explained. “I owe a lot to Grace Brown, she annihilated herself for me so it was really pleasing to see Grace on the podium.
“Justine Barrow was very impressive, I tried to attack on the climb and I couldn’t get away from her. I felt confident if it came down to a sprint, but I think she had an incredible ride so I was very impressed, especially when she was matching me on the climb.”
It continues the career-best form from Spratt, who last September became the first Australian woman to win two career World Championship road race medals after winning bronze at the 2019 World Championships.
“I was so emotional over the line,” the Blue Mountains cyclist said.“I put so much work in and I did feel a lot of pressure today, so it’s also that pressure and that build-up of energy.
“I felt more nervous than I have in a while this morning. You just now you really, really, really want it, so just as special. It doesn’t get boring, put it that way.”
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Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton-Scott) finally won the elite men’s road race title at the 2020 Australian Road Championships in Buninyong, Victoria, on Sunday afternoon, having gone so close so many times before.

The Western Australian attacked just ahead of the final climb, shedding his rivals and soloing to an emotional victory, coming home almost a minute ahead of teammate Lucas Hamilton, with Marcus Culey (Team Sapura Cycling) – who’d spent much of the day at the front of the race in the main breakaway – taking the bronze medal ahead of WorldTour riders including Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nathan Haas (Cofidis) and Chris Harper (Jumbo-Visma).

ELITE Männer: Buninyong (185,6 km / 16x 11,6 km)
1. 10 Cameron MEYER 4h48:16
2. 11 Lucas HAMILTON +56
3. 77 Marcus CULEY +1:07
4. 9 Luke DURBRIDGE +1:10
5. 6 Jay MCCARTHY +1:10
6. 22 Nathan HAAS +1:10
7. 7 Chris HARPER +1:20
8. 14 Michael HEPBURN +1:52
9. 76 Brendan JOHNSTON +1:52
10. 19 Robert POWER +1:52

Amanda Spratt wins 2019 Women’s Tour Down Under

4th stage and final stage:
Bartles Road, 42.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini 1:02:38
2 Letizia Paternoster (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
3 Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Bepink
4 Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott
5 Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank
6 Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women’s Team
7 Paola Andrea Muñoz Grandon (Chi) Swapit Agolico
8 Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
9 Amy Cure (Aus) Specialized Women’s Racing
10 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott

Photo by Gerhard Plomitzer/ @plomiphotos / 15.4.2018

General classification# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott 10:27:26
2 Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott 0:00:49
3 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Unisa-Australia 0:00:53
4 Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:00:55
5 Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco – Silicon 0:01:08
6 Jaime Gunning (Aus) Specialized Women’s Racing 0:01:09
7 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – Silicon ank 0:01:34
8 Taryn Heather (Aus) Specialized Women’s 0:01:37
9 Emily Roper (Aus) Team Unisa-Australia 0:01:52
10 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:54



The Olympic and European Champion 2016 from Holland, is the overall winner of the 2017 edition. making the „double“ since her 2015 triumph in San Domenico di Varzo (Verbania).

Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek Van Vleuten (winner of the Green and Cyclamine Jersey), tried an attack on the climb of Vesuvio but it has been useless. The three athletes have been reached by the chasing group on the following descend to Torre del Greco, and Megan Guarnier (1st), Amanda Spratt (2nd) and Katarzyna Niewiadoma (3rd) took the final stage podium.

Born in Zwolle in 1990, Anna Van der Breggen is one of the biggest protagonists of the 2017 season. With the Olympic and European title 2016, she could take an historical triumph in Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallonne and Liege – Bastogne – Liege in April. With the Giro Rosa win, she is the new leader of the Women’s World Tour.

Elisa Longo Borghini won the Blue Jersey as best Italian (2nd overall), the Danish Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig is the best young (White Jersey) and Annemiek Van Vleuten (3rd place in the GC and stage winner in Montereale Valcellina and Sant’Elpidio a Mare) won the Green and Cyclamine Jersey.


1. Megan Guarnier 3h09’37“
2. Amanda Spratt st
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma st
4. Annemiek Van Vleuten st
5. Anna Van der Breggen st


1. Anna Van der Breggen 25h39’43“
2. Elisa Longo Borghini +1’03“
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten +1’39“
4. Megan Guarnier +2’57“
5. Amanda Spratt +3’26“


Maglia ROSA COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
Maglia CICLAMINO SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia VERDE PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia BIANCA COLNAGO: Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team)
Maglia BLU GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5



The Spanish National Champion has won the Stage 7 of the 28th Giro Rosa (Isernia – Baronissi, 145 km), beating the Italian Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) and the Polish Eugenia Bujak (BTC City Ljubljana). Anna Van der Breggen keeps the Pink Jersey as leader of the General Classification.

This was a very wavy and hilly stage, with the Intermediate Sprint of San Giorgio del Sannio and the Cathegorized Climb of Passo Serra as springboard to the finish of Baronissi. Thirteen riders were the protagonists of the day, in a breakaway that reached till 3’00“ gap: Chloe Hosking and Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia), Alison Jackson (BePink – Cogeas), Eugenia Bujak (BTC City – Ljubljana), Elena Cecchini and Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM), Clara Koppenburg (Cervelo Bigla), Carmela Cipriani (Conceria Zabri – Fanini – Guerciotti), Rossella Ratto e Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Cylance Pro Cycling), Tatiana Guderzo (Lensworld – Kuota), Sabrina Stultiens (Team Sunweb), Lauren Kitchen (WM3 Cycling Team). The Australian champion of Alè – Cipollini Galassia Team loses meters right before the Intermediate sprint, which was won by Stultiens. The climbers in the breakaway set the pace, Guderzo is first on Passo Serra, followed by Bujak and Stultiens. The gap goes up and down, from 1’30“ to about 3’00“, then it started to decrease quickly. The twelve athletes resisted and could finalize the breakaway: the Spanish Champion Gutierrez was faster in the sprint than Paladin and Bujak, the main peloton arrives after 47“ and the Cuban Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women Team) won the sprint. Anna Van der Breggen can keep the „Maglia Rosa“ without problem and Elisa Longo Borghini completes the overall podium with Annemiek Van Vleuten and the Olympic Champion of Rio 2016.
Tomorrow there is the Stage 8 (Baronissi – Palinuro, 141 kms), with the KOM of Cuccaro Vetere not far from the famous Sea Village on the Cilento.




The rider of Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team, bronze medal at the Road World Championships Doha 2016 and winner of the Dwars door Vlaanderen and Gent-Wevelgem in 2017, has taken the victory of Stage 6 in the 28th Giro Rosa (Roseto degli Abruzzi – Roseto degli Abruzzi, 116.160 kms), response of a bunch sprint where the Scandinavian could beat the American Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) and the Italian Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5).

The stage was divided in four laps of a circuit around Roseto degli Abruzzi, including the short climb of Piana degli Ulivi (Cat. 3 KOM in the penultimate lap). The average speed of the first hour was over 40 km/h and it could not permit many attacks in the first kilometers. Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM) and the local athlete Carmela Cipriani of Conceria Zabri – Fanini – Guerciotti Team (she lives in Spoltore, near Pescara) earned only a few seconds. At the beginning of the lap 3 Claudia Koster (Team Veloconcept) and Alison Jackson (BePink- Cogeas) tried for a breakaway, the Canadian of the Italian Team directed by Walter Zini leaded the race at the intermediate sprint of Pagliare. The acceleration of the peloton was strong and the three riders Hannah Barnes (Canyon SRAM), Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) and Sofia Bertizzolo (Astana Women’s Team). The Brit won the KOM of Piana degli Ulivi and she could earn a maximal gap of 48“. The teams of the sprinters didn’t want to lose this chance and the breakaway was catched by the peloton a few kilometers later. Even the last transit from Piana degli Ulivi could give the chances of a „finisseur“ attack so the bunch sprint was launched. Lotta Lepistö from Finland took the stage win, with Coryn Rivera and Giorgia Bronzini just behind. A gap of 3“ could give the possibility to Anna Van der Breggen to earn time against her main rivals Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek Van Vleuten in the General Classification.



The 34-years-old Dutch cyclist of Orica – Scott Team did an impressive performance in the ITT of Sant’Elpidio a Mare (FM), in the Marche region. She literally smashed the concurrence on the 12.7 km of the race, including the short but hard climb of Santa Lucia and Strada Cocciari, 400 meters with peaks of slope at about 30%.

After losing about two minutes in yesterday stage due to the wind, Annemiek Van Vleuten showed her big qualities in the chrono race, as she already won the prologues in Caserta 2014 and Ljubljana 2015. The physical effort has been huge for all the athletes in this discipline, as the average speed was of about 30 km/h, and the big gap earned against her main rivals: 41“ from Anna Van der Breggen (second, but still leading the General Classification) and 1’15“ from Elisa Longo Borghini (Third).



The „Oranje“ cycling celebrates in the Province of Pordenone: Annemiek Van Vleuten is the winner of the Stage 2 (Zoppola – Montereale Valcellina, 122 km) after a breakaway in the final kilometers with her compatriot Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans, second) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5, third). The Olympic and European Champion is also the new Pink Jersey for the bonification. Anna is back to wear the Maglia Rosa since she triumphed in the final stage in year 2015 in San Domenico di Varzo.


Elena Cecchini (ITA, Canyon-SRAM) holt Gesamtsieg bei Sieg von Coryn Rivera (USA, United Healthcare) auf der Schlussetappe in Gera

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Obwohl Orica-AIS für Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) und Raboliv für Marianne Vos (NED) das Feld zu sprengen versuchten, reichte der am Vortag herausgefahrene Vorsprung für die amtierende italienische Meisterin zum Gesamtsieg vor Amanda Spratt (AUS, Orica-AIS) und Ellen van Dijk (NED, Boels-Dolmans). Die Gruppe mit der Tagessiegerin bildete sich zwischen km 65 und 70 nach der Bergwertung an der Leuchtenburg in einem zusehends unruhigeren Feld. Die Kalifornierin wiederholte damit ihren Gera-Sieg aus dem vergangenen Jahr, vor Amy Pieters (Wiggle-High 5) und Nicole Hanselmann (SUI, Cervélo-Bigla).

Starker Regen setzte pünktlich zur Startaufstellung auf dem Geraer Markt ein. Während die Zuschauer, die in Gera blieben, bald nur Nieseln aushalten mussten, begleitete der Regen das Feld bis fast zur Rennhälfte und wurde erst da zu Nieselregen. Vielleicht lag insoweit eine vergleichsweise langsame Zeit auch an einer geschlossen etwas vorsichtigeren Fahrweise. Als Orica-AIS immer wieder das Peloton auseinanderzufahren versuchte und die Kapitänin van Vleuten etwa bei km 40 ausriss und in der Spitze eine knappe Minute Vorsprung herausfuhr, fühlte sich mancher an das Vorjahr erinnert, wo die Mannschaft auf ähnliche Weise Emma Johansson (SWE, diese Saison Wiggle-High 5) für den Gesamtsieg in Stellung gefahren hatte. Die Schwedin behielt mit einem Sieg am Berg der 1. Kategorie an der Leuchtenburg das Schwarz-Gelbe Opel-Bergtrikot.

In diesem Jahr ging die Orica-AIS-Taktik indes nicht auf. Tragisch, dass man nie wissen wird, was möglich gewesen wäre. Denn van Vleuten wurde von einem Defekt aufgehalten. Nach der Bergwertung bei km 50 mehrten sich die Gruppen, die wenigstens ein wenig wegkamen. Erfolgreich war schließlich eine Fünfergruppe mit den drei ersten des Tages, Rachel Neylan (AUS, Orica-AIS) und Moniek Tenniglo (NED, Raboliv), die aber durch Sturz wieder vom Hauptfeld geschluckt wurde. „Ersatz“ für sie kam von Tatiana Guderzo (ITA, Nationalteam Italien, die wenige Kilometer später nach vorn sprang und mit Rivera den Löwenanteil der Führungsarbeit in der Gruppe verrichtete. Das brachte ihre das Grün-Weiße Saalfelder-Aktiventrikot.

Elena Cecchini (ITA, Canyon-SRAM) holt Gesamtsieg bei Sieg von Coryn Rivera (USA, United Healthcare) auf der Schlussetappe in Gera weiterlesen

Karol Ann Canuel (CAN, Velocio-SRAM) gewinnt Schlussetappe der 28. Rundfahrt; ihr Team muss aber das Gelbe Trikot an Emma Johansson (SWE, Orica-AIS) abgeben

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Auf 99 km rund um Greiz bildete sich früh im Rennen eine14-köpfige Ausreißergruppeu.a. mit der Gesamtzweiten Lauren Stephens (USA, Tibco-SVB). Sie fuhr alsbald einen 1,5-minütigen Vorsprung heraus, der die weiteren Favoritinnen auf den Gesamtsieg jedoch nicht beunruhigte, da aus allen Teams eine „Aufpasserin“ dabei war. Zu ihnen gehörte auch die Tagessiegerin Karol Ann Canuel, die das Ziel nach 2:42:10 Std. erreichte. Die Gruppe sorgte zunächst an der Wertung am Dörtendorfer Berg, bei km 46, dafür, dass Elise Delzenne (FRA, Velocio-SRAM) das Schwarz-Gelbe Opel-Bergtrikot behielt und damit von ersten bis zum letzten Tag der Rundfahrt trug. In der Gruppe waren keine Konkurrentinnen der Französin. Nach der Bergwertung griff Emma Johansson an, um zur Spitze aufzuschließen. Während Lisa Brennauer (Kempten, Velocio-SRAM) diesem Angriff, gemeinsam mit Amy Pieters (NED, Nationalteam Niederlande) folgen konnte, hatte sie bei Johanssons zweitem Angriff, aus der Spitzengruppe an der letzten Bergwertung, bei km 82, nicht mehr zuzusetzen und „fraß“ eine ganze Minute, die sie auf Gesamtrang fünf warf.

Karol Ann Canuel (CAN, Velocio-SRAM) gewinnt Schlussetappe der 28. Rundfahrt; ihr Team muss aber das Gelbe Trikot an Emma Johansson (SWE, Orica-AIS) abgeben weiterlesen

Zweiter Etappensieg für das US-Nationalteam: Katharine Hall (USA)gewinntKönigsetappe in Schleiz; Lisa Brennauer (Kempten, Velocio-SRAM) bleibt in Gelb

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Hall vor Spratt

129,2 km „fast nur auf und ab“, in den Worten der alten und neuen Trägerin des Gelben Sparkasse-Trikots der Gesamtführenden, waren heute zurückzulegen. Auf diesen war Orica-AIS beständig bemüht, den Rückstand für Emma Johansson (SWE) auch durch Bonussekunden zu verkürzen. Alle Attacken wehrte Lisa Brennauers Team Velocio-SRAM aber ab. Die Führungsarbeit beider Teams ließ die über 4 Minuten Vorsprung einer achtköpfigen Gruppe rasant zusammenschmelzen. Mit einem eigenen Angriff lancierte Emma Johansson gut 30 km vor dem Ziel die Zweiergruppe aus Katharine Hall und Amanda Spratt (AUS, Orica-AIS), von denen die US-Amerikanerin am Ziel die schnelleren Beine hatte und in 3:45:40 Std. gewann. Den Vorsprung Brennauers in der Gesamtwertung kann Johansson nur um 1 sec verkürzen.

Zweiter Etappensieg für das US-Nationalteam: Katharine Hall (USA)gewinntKönigsetappe in Schleiz; Lisa Brennauer (Kempten, Velocio-SRAM) bleibt in Gelb weiterlesen