Spratt prepared to evacuate as bushfire crisis sweeps across Australia

Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott)
Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Amanda Spratt has taken the appropriate steps to ready herself for a possible evacuation from the bushfire crisis that has swept through areas surrounding Sydney, Australia. The Mitchelton-Scott rider, who is currently at home training in the Blue Mountains area for a fourth consecutive victory at the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under in January, told Cyclingnews that while there are no calls to evacuate, yet, she is packed and ready to leave at any moment.

"There are no evacuations yet, but we’ve packed suitcases and we are ready to leave at any moment if we have to," Spratt said. "The important thing is that everyone stays safe."

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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.