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Bay Crits: Amanda Spratt solos to win on day one

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Amanda Spratt was in a league of her own on day one at the 2019 Bay Crits

Amanda Spratt was in a league of her own on day one at the 2019 Bay Crits
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On the startline at the 2019 women's Bay Crits

On the startline at the 2019 women's Bay Crits
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The women's elite podium on day one of the Bay Crits 2019

The women's elite podium on day one of the Bay Crits 2019
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Amanda Spratt in full flight at the 2019 Bay Crits

Amanda Spratt in full flight at the 2019 Bay Crits
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The 2019 Bay Crits return to Geelong, Australia

The 2019 Bay Crits return to Geelong, Australia
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On the startline of the women's 2019 Bay Crits in Australia

On the startline of the women's 2019 Bay Crits in Australia
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The sprint for minor places on day one of the Bay Crits

The sprint for minor places on day one of the Bay Crits
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Amanda Spratt was in a league of her own on day one at the 2019 Bay Crits

Amanda Spratt was in a league of her own on day one at the 2019 Bay Crits
(Image credit: Con Chronis)
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The peloton on day one of the women's Bay Crits

The peloton on day one of the women's Bay Crits
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The peloton on day one of the women's Bay Crits

The peloton on day one of the women's Bay Crits
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The peloton on day one of the women's Bay Crits

The peloton on day one of the women's Bay Crits
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Amanda Spratt leads the way

Amanda Spratt leads the way
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Amanda Spratt in the leader's jersey on day one at the Bay Crits

Amanda Spratt in the leader's jersey on day one at the Bay Crits
(Image credit: Con Chronis)

Amanda Spratt delivered a strong performance ahead of next week's Australian national championships, with a winning solo ride on day one of the Bay Crits. The 31-year-old, riding in the colours of the Lexus of Blackburn All-Stars, won ahead of Rebecca Wiasak and Shannon McCurley.

"I’m really, really happy, it’s always the first race of the season and you’re not really sure how you’re going to go, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had a really good, uninterrupted pre-season of training and I’m very happy with where I’m at," Spratt said at the finish.

"I was suffering out there, it wasn’t easy. I actually thought this course might be easier than the other way, but it’s harder. When I got away with Peta (Mullens) I know she’s a faster sprinter, so I didn’t want to take her to the line. I just had to keep attacking her on the climb."

The win also gives Spratt the lead in the general classification and sprint competitions. 

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amanda Spratt (Aus) Lexus Of Blackburn0:45:50
2Rebecca Wiasak (Aus)0:00:36
3Shannon Mccurley (Aus)
4Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Roxsolt Attaquer
5Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Aus)
6Chloe Hosking (Aus) Lexus Of Blackburn0:00:40
7Nicola MacDonald (Aus) Gusto Stepfwd Kom Powered By Suzuki
8Jayati Hine (GBr) Roxsolt Attaquer
9Charlotte Culver (Aus)
10Emma Chilton (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer

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