In 2016, Amanda Spratt participated in the inaugural L’Étape Australia by Tour de France as a member of the Penrith Cycling Club. It is only in 2017 that we approached Amanda to explore the opportunity to appoint her as an ambassador. We did so because we believe Amanda represents the cycling we love.
Amanda is a hard worker, and she trains smart. You only have to look at her prize list of the last three seasons to see her progression. Since 2017, Amanda won her first Women World Tour race and finished twice on the podium of the World Championships. 2020 being an Olympic year, we hope we will see Amanda at the best of her form in Tokyo.
Amanda is passionate about cycling. She started riding a BMX to compete with her brother, Nick. And when she is back in Australia at the end of the European season, you will very often find her training with either of brother, her dad or even both of them.
Amanda is keen to share her passion and encourage more women to ride their bike. Amanda suggested we organise a Ladies’ Ride. Every year, we organise a casual coffee ride with her and 15 ladies. This is the occasion for Amanda to talk about her career but also to share how important the social aspect of cycling is.
We believe Amanda represents the cycling we love and we are proud she accepted to be the ambassador for L’Étape Australia by Tour de France 2020.
This year, Amanda will share insights from the world of professional cycling via an exclusive Instagram take-over. She will record five videos to share her best training and riding tips. The now famous Ladies’ Ride will once again take place. This year, it will be organised on Sunday 29th November in Kiama (the day after L’Étape Australia). Finally, Amanda will take part in three school talks at three different schools in Kiama, the Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands.
The male ambassador for L’Étape Australia by Tour de France 2020 will be announced on Wednesday 18 March 2020.