Spratt: This year it has all come together

Amanda Spratt tries to follow Van der Breggen

Australia's Amanda Spratt has admitted that new elite women's road race world champion Anna van der Breggen was "on another level" at the UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. Writing on the L'Etape Australia website, Spratt recounted her ride to the silver medal in the event over the weekend in great detail, and it's clear that taking the runner's-up spot means almost as much to her as if she'd won. "So much work by so many people has gone into this silver medal and it really feels like this year is the year it's finally all come together," she wrote. Spratt spent the last 40 kilometres of the 156.2km race alone, 'in time trial mode', in pursuit of Van der Breggen, with Italy's Tatiana Guderzo breathing down her neck in the bronze-medal position. She finished the race 3:42 behind the winner, with Guderzo coming home 1:44 behind her. "In ...

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