Amanda Spratt confident world-class Australian races will make a comeback in 2022

Amanda Spratt of Mitchelton-Scott won stage 2 of the Women's Tour Down Under
Amanda Spratt (Image credit: Getty Images)

Amanda Spratt (Team BikeExchange) is disappointed at the loss of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and the Women’s Tour Down Under, both cancelled due to COVID-19 health and quarantine restrictions, but she is confident that they will bounce back and return to the international calendar in 2022.

"It’s disappointing and a lot of it has been out of the hands of everyone, with the fires last year and then the coronavirus this year," Spratt said from her Team BikeExchange training camp held in Spain last week. 

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.