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Amanda Spratt ‘nonetheless dreaming’ of Tour Down Underneath victory after warning shot on Mount Lofty


Stage 2 of the girls’s Santos Tour Down Underneath was all the time one the place the riders chasing GC had been going to be on excessive alert, with the climb of Mount Lofty simply 10km earlier than the tip. Though it wasn’t onerous sufficient or lengthy sufficient by itself to tug out large gaps, three-time race winner Amanda Spratt was nonetheless decided to take full benefit, figuring out all too properly that, on this three-day tour, each alternative counts.

The primary stage was one for the sprinters, leaving simply the 90km stage 2 and the 93.2km stage 3 with the Corkscrew climb to form the overall classification. Nearly as good as Spratt’s climbing legs now look to be once more – after a tricky two years the place she struggled with Iliac artery endofibrosis and the restoration from it – she wasn’t ready for the ultimate stage to attempt to chase a fourth title along with her new Trek-Segafredo staff, who ramped up the tempo after the ultimate intermediate dash in Summertown with 15km to go.




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