Amanda Spratt could be back racing in 4 or 5 months after her successful surgery

The three times australian champion is in the recovery phase of an iliac artery endofibrosis

This season hasn’t been the one expected for Amanda Spratt’s racing results, but finally there was a physical cause for it found out by the Australian Cycling Team Dr. Kevyn Hernandez in a medical checking to the champion after the olympic games.

Thanks to him and to Team BikeExchange, my appointment was fast tracked and in mid-August I had some conclusive answers which confirmed that I have iliac artery endofibrosis. After looking at the case, doctors explained that if I wanted to continue as a professional cyclist then surgery was my only option,” Spratt detailed.

Amanda Spratt
PRATO NEVOSO, ITALY – JULY 03: Amanda Spratt of Australia and Team BikeExchange at arrival during the 32nd Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile 2021 – Stage 2 a 100,1km stage from Boves to Prato Nevoso – Colle del Prel 1607m / #GiroDonne / #UCIWWT / on July 03, 2021 in Prato Nevoso, Italy. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Team BikeExchange Dr Steve Baynes explained then that “It is found in a number of athletes who undertake endurance training, especially where the training involves repetitive hip flexion and rotation. It is also likely to be linked to the anatomical pathway of the important leg arteries which can become ‘kinked’ in some individuals. So, because of these and other mechanisms, the artery becomes stiff and loses its elasticity with resultant reduction in flow just when the muscles need more supply during training and racing”.

So Amanda is expected to be back racing in 4 or 5 months: “The Tour de France Femmes and the Wollongong World Championships are two realistic goals for me. I also can’t wait to be back racing an Australian Summer with good legs in 2023″, says the two-time world championship medallist, three-time Australian champion, four-time WorldTour race winner.

Sarah Roy and Annemiek Van Vleuten as her supporters

Spratt has concluded “I don’t have to look far for inspiration with my current teammate Sarah Roy and former teammate Annemiek van Vleuten, having both undergone the same procedure that I will this off-season. I’ve spoken with both of them, and I know their help and guidance will benefit me hugely in the recovery period.”

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