Springwood cyclist Amanda Spratt claims third national title

Australia's best female road racer claimed her third national championship on Sunday, January 12.

Amanda Spratt is now headed to Adelaide in a bid to win her fourth consecutive Tour Down Under (TDU), which starts on Thursday.

Champion: Amanda Spratt on Sunday after winning the national road race championship. Photo by Hikari Media

Champion: Amanda Spratt on Sunday after winning the national road race championship. Photo by Hikari Media

The Springwood cyclist took out the Elite Female Road Cyclist of the Year Award at the Cycling Australia awards in Brisbane last month.

On the weekend she triumphed in the Australian road racing championships held at Buninyong, Victoria which was her first goal of 2020.

"It was a great ride by the whole team and I was really grateful for the support of the whole team to achieve this goal," she said.

"I'm really excited about the race coming up. It's one that I love... I will also have Mum and Dad there and friends from the Blue Mountains so that makes it even more special."

Spratt has won the Tour Down Under for the past three years and is hoping to add to that this week in the four-day, 383-kilometre race to Adelaide via Murray Bridge and Stirling.

"Becoming Australian champion confirms to me that my form is good and where it needs to be so I can't wait to get to Adelaide now and race in the green and gold jersey of the Aussie champ.

"Almost all the best teams in the world have flown out to Australia to start their season at TDU so the quality of competition will be really high."

For the first time, every stage will be televised live.