Amanda Spratt out of Giro Rosa with concussion and shoulder injury

Australian road race champion Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) on stage 6 of the 2020 Giro Rosa
Australian road race champion Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) on stage 6 of the 2020 Giro Rosa (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Amanda Spratt has been left with concussion and nursing a shoulder injury after crashing in the reduced-bunch sprint finish to stage 7 of the Giro Rosa in Maddolini, Italy, on Thursday. Her Mitchelton-Scott teammate Annemiek van Vleuten – who was leading the race overall – and CCC-Liv's Marianne Vos also came down in the crash, and Van Vleuten has also been forced to leave the race, having broken her wrist.

"Right now, my biggest feeling is just disappointment – not just for me, but for 'Vleuty' and the whole team," Spratt said in a team press release, with the Australian road race champion getting confirmation in hospital that nothing was broken. "Our Giro was going perfectly, and it all fell apart in one instant.

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