Crescent Women World Cup Vargarda - Race Overview

Australian road race champion Amanda Spratt had a strong ride today in Sweden today to finish in seventh place for ORICA-AIS in the 15th WorldTour race of 2016, Crescent Vårgårda

Spratt found herself in a breakaway group of nine riders which successfully stayed away until the finish line.

The Australian rider, fresh from the Rio Olympic Games, tried some late attacks but in the end the race concluded in a reduced group sprint won by Swedish rider Emilia Fahlin (Ale-Cipollini).

“Amanda is in good form and she knows where to place herself in the races,” explained sport director Gene Bates. "I think that's what happened today rather than form as she's just flown back from Rio.  She was suffering in the final, cramping a fair bit, but still had some really good attacks towards the end.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Emilia Fahlin (SWE) - AlÈ Cipollini 3:35:31
2 Lotta Lepistö (FIN) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team ST
3 Chantal Blaak (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
4 Amy Pieters (NED) - Wiggle High5 ST
5 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ITA) - Lensworld-Zannata ST
6 Hannah Barnes (GBR) - Canyon-SRAM ST
7 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS ST
8 Julia Soek (NED) - Team Liv-Plantur ST
9 Shara Gillow (AUS) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team ST
10 Roxane Knetemann (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:13
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS ST
25 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:48
35 Loren Rowney (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:48
44 Jessica Allen (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:48
45 Alexandra Manly (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:48