Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race: Amanda Spratt leads Orica AIS one-two

Australian national road race champion Amanda Spratt led home an Orica-AIS one-two in the women’s event at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Saturday.

Spratt beat teammate and defending champion Rachel Neylan to the line by 48 seconds, with Dani King (Wiggle High5) finishing a second later and completing the podium.

“It was perfect from kilometer zero. We had Loren Rowney, Chloe McConville and Sarah Roy who did a lot of work to set myself, Rachel and Tayler Wiles up for the final,” Spratt said at the finish. “It was just a battle once we got to the climbs. We were constantly attacking and the peloton just kept whittling down, so we just kept the pressure and just kept sticking at it. I thought Rachel's move would stay away with Chloe Hosking, but then it came back so I countered over the top and managed to get away."

Orica-AIS dominated the race, with Spratt’s winning move coming inside the final 25 kilometres, after she and her teammates had softened up the peloton over the 113 kilometre course.

Neylan made her most aggressive move with Hosking joining her but the vastly reduced peloton – down to fewer than 20 riders at this point – had just enough to catch the pair.

“It was painful over all those climbs but when you’ve got a team like that you're always motivated for the finish,” added Spratt.

“Taryn Heather jumped across to me and we went pretty hard together for about 15km, opening up a gap of over a minute, the bunch caught us again after the feed zone.

“It was great to have the opportunity to get this jersey thanks to the support of my High5 Dream Team teammates and staff.”

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS2:58:45
2Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:49
3Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle-High5Row 2 - Cell 2
4Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle-High50:01:03
5Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hogs Breath Cafe TineliRow 4 - Cell 2
6Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Boss Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AISRow 6 - Cell 2
8Ruth Corset (Aus) Rush Women's TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Holden Women's Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Peta Mullens (Aus) Wiggle-High50:01:07
11Lucy Kennedy (Aus) High5-Dream Team0:01:24
12Kirsten Howard (Aus) Subaru NSWIS NKC0:03:16
13Louisa Lobigs (Aus) Holden Women's Cycling Team0:03:17
14Ruby Livingstone (NZl) RoxsoltRow 13 - Cell 2
15Justine Barrow (Aus) Boss Racing TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Julie Leth (Den) Hogs Breath Cafe TineliRow 15 - Cell 2
17Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle-High5Row 16 - Cell 2
18Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle-High5Row 17 - Cell 2
19Loren Rowney (Aus) Orica-AISRow 18 - Cell 2
20Genevieve Whitson (GBr) CBR Women's Racing TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Joanne Hogan (Aus) Rush Women's TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Shannon Malseed (Aus) Holden Women's Cycling Team0:05:09
23Tayla Evans (Aus) Bikebug-NextGenRow 22 - Cell 2
24Emily Cunningham (Aus) Boss Racing TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jessica Allen (Aus) High5-Dream TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Georgia Catterick (NZl) RoxsoltRow 25 - Cell 2
27Sophie Mackay (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing0:05:42
28Lucy Barker (Aus) Mercedes Benz Adelaide Blackchrome0:07:27
29Hannah Gumbley (NZl) RoxsoltRow 28 - Cell 2
30Bridie O'donnell (Aus) Rush Women's Team0:08:22
31Rachel Ward (Aus) Bikebug-NextGen0:08:53
32Taryn Heather (Aus) Bikebug-NextGenRow 31 - Cell 2
33Chloe Mcintosh (Aus) CBR Women's Racing Team0:08:59
34Aimee Ingram (Aus) Mercedes Benz Adelaide Blackchrome0:09:15
35Christina Teniswood (Aus) Mercedes Benz Adelaide Blackchrome0:09:33
36Lynne Clarke (Aus) Boss Racing Team0:10:12
37Angela Smith (Aus) Subaru NSWIS NKC0:10:13
38Hollee Simons (Aus) Subaru NSWIS NKCRow 37 - Cell 2
39Emily Roper (Aus) Hogs Breath Cafe TineliRow 38 - Cell 2
40Kendelle Hodges (Aus) High5-Dream TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Deborah Hennessey (Aus) Hogs Breath Cafe Tineli0:12:48
42Harriet Smith (Aus) BCWS0:13:28
43Penny Brown (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing0:15:35
44Ania Ligas (Aus) BCWS0:17:04
45Verita Stewart (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing0:20:21
46Margeaux Thompson (Aus) BCWSRow 45 - Cell 2
47Fiona Yard (Aus) Specialized Women's RacingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Belinda Chamberlain (Aus) CBR Women's Racing TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Esther Borg (Aus) BCWSRow 48 - Cell 2
50Emily Cust (Aus) BCWSRow 49 - Cell 2
51Minda Murray (Aus) Rush Women's TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Abby Sneddon (Aus) RoxsoltRow 51 - Cell 2
53Kristy Glover (Aus) Bikebug-NextGenRow 52 - Cell 2
54Jessica Lane (Aus) Mercedes Benz Adelaide Blackchrome0:22:35
55Ella Scanlan-Bloor (Aus) Roxsolt0:24:25
DNFSarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AISRow 55 - Cell 2
DNFChloe Mcconville (Aus) Orica-AISRow 56 - Cell 2
DNFSamantha De Riter (Aus) High5-Dream TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
DNFBrodie Chapman (Aus) Holden Women's Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
DNFKate Perry (Aus) Specialized Women's RacingRow 59 - Cell 2
DNFKirsty Broun (Aus) Rush Women's TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
DNFCarley Mckay (Aus) Boss Racing TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
DNFGemma Ansell (Aus) Boss Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
DNFAlicia Macdonald (Aus) Subaru NSWIS NKCRow 63 - Cell 2
DNFJosephine Meldgaard (NZl) RoxsoltRow 64 - Cell 2
DNFAlice Wallett (Aus) CBR Women's Racing TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFMichelle Apostolou (Aus) CBR Women's Racing TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
DNFSerene Lee (Sin) BCWSRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFBrittany Lindores (Aus) Bikebug-NextGenRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFAlana Haansbergen (Aus) Mercedes Benz Adelaide BlackchromeRow 69 - Cell 2
DNFGeorgina Beech (Aus) Mercedes Benz Adelaide BlackchromeRow 70 - Cell 2
DNFSara Mills (Aus) Hogs Breath Cafe TineliRow 71 - Cell 2

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