Trek Segafredo announced today the signing of Australian rider Amanda Spratt. She will join from the BikeExchange-Jayco team where she has spent her entire pro career. After 11 seasons racing on her home-nation team, she will make the switch across to Trek Segafredo. She will be a vital asset in their mountain train, supporting the likes of Elisa Longo Borghini along with Lizzie Deignan, Leah Thomas and Shirin van Anrooij. She should also get her own opportunities on the major team, although the roster is very full of high quality.
“I’ve been riding at GreenEDGE for 12 years and I’m very grateful for those years. But I just felt ready for a new challenge and a new environment. I may be one of the older riders now, but I still feel young, and my departure to Trek-Segafredo makes me feel like a kid in a candy store (and I love candy).”Amanda Spratt
Spratt has had a bit of an unfortunate 2022 season with plenty of hurdles to overcome. She started the year with iliac artery surgery and once back racing, we saw her steadily improve through the tail-end of the spring classics. At the Giro Donne, Spratt was in a strong position in GC but had to leave the race after a positive Covid test. Recovered from the virus, Spratt then took part in the Tour de France Femmes. She suffered a crash on the Champs Elysées and didn’t start the 3rd Stage of the race.
“Amanda has proven that she can compete in all tough stage races and in the classics. We believe that she fits well with Elisa (Longo Borghini, ed.) and Lizzie (Deignan, ed.) and that she is a good addition to our selections and our ambitions for the Giro and Tour.”Ina Teutenberg, Trek Segafredo sports director