Australian women’s team quietly confident of victory

It won’t be a matter of putting up with pain, just putting up with more pain. On a tough Wollongong course, with 2433m of total elevation, Spratt says the race will turn into a “battle of attrition”.

“It is going to be quite a hard race. It’s 165 km for us, and we have the Mount Keira climb after 35 km, and it’s quite early in the race. But it is still an 8 km climb, so it is still a hard one,” Spratt said.

Amanda Spratt after winning the 2016 National Road Championships.

Amanda Spratt after winning the 2016 National Road Championships.Credit:Lachlan Bence

“My expectation is it is already going to race really hard there and we’ll split….

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