Boels Rental Ladies Tour
Stage 6: Bunde to Valkenburg - Stage Details

After yesterday’s top ten finish from Lizzie Williams, it was Amanda Spratt’s turn to shine on the final day of the Boels Rental Ladies Tour, finishing in tenth position. 

Spratt, part of ORICA-AIS’s six strong all-Australian team, spent most of the day out front before the final climb where she just couldn’t hold on to the leaders. Thalita de Jong (RBW) took the win, just ahead of Longo Borghini (WHT) and Lisa Brennauer (VEL), who sealed the general classification win.

Whilst part of an 11-rider breakaway early on, Spratt took two third places in the second and third mountain sprints, before the group got caught by the peloton. Despite a few attacks from the peloton, the race was decided in the final kilometer in an uphill sprint to the line, where Spratt just couldn’t quite stay out front.

“Amanda just got stronger and stronger as the race went on”, said sport director Gene Bates. “She was riding well and spent most of the day out front, but just ran out of legs on the final sprint.”

Read the full final report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Thalita De Jong (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 3:08:36
2 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Wiggle Honda 0:00:01
3 Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Velocio - SRAM 0:00:01
4 Lucinda Brand (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:02
5 Eleonora Van Dijk (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:02
6 Megan Guarnier (USA) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:02
7 Roxane Knetemann (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:05
8 Amy Pieters (NED) - Team Liv-Plantur 0:00:05
9 Claudia Häusler (GER) - Team Liv-Plantur 0:00:05
10 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:27
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:27
18 Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:59
30 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:07:50
39 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:08:13
47 Lizzie Williams (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:12:16