Australian Amanda Spratt has penned a new contract with Trek Segafredo, switching from Bike Exchange Jayco, a set up she has been an instrumental part of since 2012.
Twice podium finisher in the world championships, stage winner of the Giro Donne and three times winner of the Tour Down Under, Spratt will add a depth of experience and more firepower to the already strong Trek Segafredo line up.
Speaking of her move after 11 seasons in the same squad, Spratt said:
“I’ve spent 11 years with GreenEDGE and I’m so grateful for these years, but I just felt ready for a new challenge and a different environment,” Spratt said. “I may be one of the older riders now, but I still feel young at heart and my move to Trek-Segafredo has me feeling like a kid in a candy store (and I like candy a lot).”
The philosophy of the Team is an important part of why Spratt is looking forward to this exciting new change.
“Trek-Segafredo has always been a team I’ve admired so much. From the first year of the women’s team, I really felt they were a team that raised the level of professionalism and support for women. I love that the Team has such a strong vision and values and for this reason it feels like a dream for me to become part of such a special team.”
“I feel ambitious for the next two seasons. I know that on this team I will have a good balance between going for results and working hard for my teammates. When a teammate wins it feels just as good as any of my own wins and this is something special about cycling. That’s also why I’m not worried at all to be on a team with so many strong riders. One of my favourite things about racing is how we can work together as a team and use our numbers well tactically in the final too. I think we will have a really strong climbing group next season so I’m already smiling at the thought of some of the toughest one-day races and tours and what we can achieve together there.”
Spratt is motivated for what’s to come, starting on home soil at the start of 2023.
“Personally, I still feel like I have a lot of areas to improve on so I’m excited to keep learning and getting stronger in every race. It will be my first normal off-season since 2019 after coming back from injury and having a European winter so I’m looking to making the most of that and would love to kick off 2023 well at the Australian races. After that I’m just feeling so excited and motivated to get to Europe and start kicking goals with the team. I can’t wait.”
Team Director, Ina Teutenberg believes that Amanda Spratt’s talent and experience will further add to the strength and depth of Trek-Segafredo’s rider roster.
“Amanda has proven to be a contender in any hard stage race and Classic,” said Teutenberg.
“We believe that she will fit in well with Elisa Longo Borghini and Lizzie Deignan and she will be a good addition both to our race line-ups and for our overall ambitions at the Giro and Tour moving forward.”