Emakumeen XXX Bira
Stage 2: Markina-Xemein - Markina-Xemein - Stage Details

Santos Tour Down Under winner Amanda Spratt took the victory today on stage two of Emakumeen XXX Bira after attacking within the final 10kilometres and successfully holding off the bunch until the finish line.

The rainy 86kilometre stage was animated by ORICA-SCOTT with Katrin Garfoot present in an early breakaway attempt and later on, Georgia Williams also represented in the main breakaway of the day.

Eventually the bunch regrouped and Spratt took her chances with a courageous two-rider move which led her to the stage victory and into the overall race lead.

“We knew we wanted to be aggressive in the final 10-15kilometres so I attacked on the first climb we came to but I thought because it was the first attempt it probably wouldn't work," Spratt explained. "Luckily for me I took Ane Santesteban (Ale-Cipollini) with me and I think that worked in my favour.”

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 2:28:12
2 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (SPA) - Alé Cipollini 0:00:02
3 Marta Bastianelli (ITA) - Alé Cipollini 0:00:26
4 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:26
5 Eva Buurman (NED) - Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
6 Katie Archibald (GBR) - Team WNT Pro Cycling
7 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team
8 Rasa Leleivyte (LTU) - Aromitalia Vaiano
9 Abigail Van Twisk (GBR) - Drops Cycling Team
10 Ganna Solovei (UKR) - Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 2:28:12
4 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:26