Amanda Spratt is an Olympic road cyclist who represented Australia at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and has been selected for her third Games at Tokyo 2020. The NSWIS scholarship holder is a three-time national champion and a world championship silver medallist.
Amanda began cycling at a young age, competing in National and international BMX events as a junior. At age 11 she represented Australia at the 1998 BMX World Championships in Melbourne before switching to road and track cycling. In 2004, Amanda competed at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships, the Youth Commonwealth Games, and the UCI Junior Road World Championships where she took bronze in the time trial.
In 2008, Amanda was diagnosed with Piriformis Syndrome. After surgery, she spent two years rehabilitating before returning to competition in 2010. The following year Amanda finished first at the Tour de Feminine Krasna Lipa in the Czech Republic.
Amanda won the road race at the 2012 Australian National Championships before making her Olympic debut in London where unfortunately torrential rain and hailstones derailed her campaign. After winning her second national road race title, Amanda returned to the Olympic arena in Rio where the road race was one of the most difficult in history. Amanda finished a commendable 15th; just four minutes behind the race winner.
2018 was a break-out year for Amanda. Forgoing a senior debut at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, she focused on the Ardennes campaign and went on to achieve her first-ever one-day podium at a world tour or world cup level after pacing third at the Amstel Gold Race in April 2018. The following month she won her first women’s world tour race; the Emakumeen Euskal Bira.
Adding to her remarkable list of results, Amanda claimed silver at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck and had two third-place finishes at the Giro-Rosa (2019 and 2020). In 2020, she won her third Australian National Road Race Championship.