Santos Women’s Tour: Sprattie springs surprise

Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott) made her race-winning move on Stage 1 when she won by a margin of 19 seconds to take the blue leader’s jersey and continue the domination of Australian riders and/or teams in this race. It was pretty much job done, game over. Queen of the Mountains, 21-year-old Janneke Ensing (Canyon Sram) was runner-up, with winner of the two sprint stages Kirsten Wild (Cylance) rounding out the podium.

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Final KM: Santos Women’s Tour Stage 1

It might be cold, grey and wet here in the northern hemisphere, but the it’s hot, sunny and full of lycra-clad racers down under. Social media abounds with photos of pro-cyclists with cute joeys, stoned Koalas and scary looking snakes – it can only mean one thing.  HELL YES!!! the off season is OVER, people, and we’re shivering on the brink of a great year of racing, I feel it in my bones. Leading the peloton charge is the Santos Women’s Tour.
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