Spratt confident in co-leader role for Giro Rosa

Annemiek van Vleuten, Amanda Spratt and Georgia Williams (Mitchelton-Scott)

Amanda Spratt went into last year's Giro Rosa as a domestique hoping to help her team to victory. But when her teammate Katrin Garfoot fell ill and had to abandon ahead of stage 5, Spratt stepped into the void to take a breakthrough result at the only Grand Tour on the women's calendar, with fifth place overall. This season, with Garfoot departing the team over the winter and a string of top results behind her, Spratt now has the honour of being nominated joint leader for the Mitchelton-Scott squad alongside last year's third-place Annemiek van Vleuten. Spratt tells Cyclingnews that even she wasn't expecting to do what she did, and heads towards this year's race brimming with confidence. "Last year, I went into the Giro with the idea to turn up in the best form possible to just support Annemiek and Katrin Garfoot. In the end, Katrin was sick and ...

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