Spratt: It was amazing to have the world number one work for me

In 2018, Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) won the Emakumeen Bira with a long solo break on the final stage after attacking on the Urkiola climb. This year, she is the defending champion and her team's protected rider, and she was able to win the second stage on Thursday, with its uphill finish, taking the overall lead in the process.

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