Amanda Spratt

Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

In this week’s internet roundup we are talking gender-free saddles with Selle Royal’s new line of Scientia saddles and bod image with fighter Ronda Rousey. We also want to introduce you to Katrine-Mari, a woman who completed two full Tour de France routes and the subject of Total Women’s Cycling profile story. We had a […]


Orica-AIS: What I know now that I wish I knew then

The tip section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign-up is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” It’s a question we ask repeatedly in interviews. We ask professional cyclists. We ask industry leaders. We ask the women we met on […]


Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

It’s Ella Picks Monday, and we’re handling this week’s link round-up of the best women’s cycling content we read and watched this week a little bit differently because there was just so much of it. Our picks for the week include updates on Carmen Small’s gutsy ride in the elite men’s field at the North […]

My first bike race with Orica-AIS

Ella CyclingTips spent an afternoon with Orica-AIS last month before the start of the Tour of Flanders. We sat down with the Australian-registered squad to talk first bike races. In a roundtable format, we listened as Melissa Hoskins, Valentina Scandolara, Amanda Spratt, Loes Gunnewijk, Gracie Elvin, Emma Johansson and Lizzie Williams regaled us with tales […]


Rachel Neylan plays cards to perfection to win Cadel Road Race

Rachel Neylan soloed to victory at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The 32-year-old launched two decisive attacks on the finish circuit and eventually rode away from the remnants of the elite leading group. Forty six seconds after Neylan crossed the line, Santos Women’s Tour winner Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won a two-up sprint against […]


Preview: Australian National Road Championships – women’s road race

The Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships continue on Saturday. The criterium and time trials titles have been decided, and the weekend is all about the road race in Buninyong. The women’s contest is the second of three weekend races, sandwiched between the U23 men on Saturday morning and the elite men on Sunday. CyclingTips […]


Inside Line: Amanda Spratt’s Vargarda TTT and road race World Cups

The nine-round Women’s World Cup series is nearly over for season 2014 after a team time trial and one-day road race were contested in Vargarda, Sweden over the weekend. Former Australian national champion Amanda Spratt took part in both races for the Australian Orica-AIS team and wrote this report about the weekend for CyclingTips.