Amanda Spratt to undergo surgery after diagnosed with Iliac artery endofibrosis

MUR DE HUY BELGIUM APRIL 21 Amanda Spratt of Australia and Team BikeExchange on arrival during the 24th La Fleche Wallonne 2021 Women Elite a 1302km race from Huy to Mur de Huy 204m FlecheWallonne FWwomen UCIWWT on April 21 2021 in Mur de Huy Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Amada Spratt (Team BikeExchange) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Puzzled by a season of underperformance culminating in a disappointing Olympic Games  in Tokyo, Amanda Spratt (Team BikeExchange) went looking for answers and found that this was far more than just a poorly timed patch of bad form after the Australian rider was diagnosed with Iliac artery endofibrosis.

Despite now facing surgery in the off-season and months off training the Australian rider – who has a silver and bronze World Championships medal and two Giro d’Italia Donne podium finishes – is pleased to see the end of almost a year of doubting and questioning herself.

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