The current national road race champion, Amanda Spratt will make her second Olympic appearance at Rio where she hopes her medal aspirations aren’t again foiled by the weather.
Spratt headed into the 2012 Games again as the national champion, however torrential rain and hailstones derailed Spratt’s road race campaign in London where she finished outside the allowable time limit. This resulted in her not being allocated a finishing position.
The Penrith born cyclist, who has been competing with the Orica/AIS squad since 2012, won gold at the 2016 Australian Championships and again at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, off the back of gold at the 2015 Giro del Trentino in Italy.
Spratt is often known as a team player, sacrificing herself for her teammates. In 2015 she started to cycle out from her teammates shadows and into the international spotlight when she claimed bronze in the 2015 Ladies Tour of Norway and with numerous stage podium finishes during the 2015 Thüringen Rundfahrt in Germany, as she finished fourth overall.
The Sydney-sider was crowned Australian Junior Female Track Cyclist of the year in 2004 and the Australian Junior Female Road Cyclist of the Year in 2005, before she was sidelined through injury that required surgery and extensive rehabilitation in 2008-09.
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Cycling - Road
Road Race Women
Penrith, NSW, Australia
Springwood, NSW, Australia
- 2012 London – 55th (road race)
- 1st (road race) – 2016 Australian Championships (Buninyong, Australia)
- 1st (road race) – 2016 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Geelong, Australia)
- 1st (road race) – 2015 Giro del Trentino (Italy)
- 3rd (road race) – 2015 Ladies tour of Norway (Norway)
- 4th (road race) – 2015 Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt (Germany)
- Winning Giro del Trentino 2015
- Multiple stage podiums and 4th overall Thüringen Rundfahrt Germany 2015
- Silver medal Teams Timetrial World Championships, Spain, 2014
- Springwood Public School (NSW, Australia)
- Blue Mountains Grammar School (NSW, Australia)
- University Certificate in Business - Charles Sturt University (2007 - 2008) & Currently studying a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) 2009 - present.
Gene Bates (2014 - present)
Penrith Cycling Club
Australian Institute of Sport NSW Institute of Sport
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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