Focus on team chemistry sets up Australia for cycling road worlds success | Kieran Pender

27 September 2019 01:57
Star rider Amanda Spratt says an opportunity earlier this year to spend time with the riders she will rely on in Yorkshire was invaluableShould Australia’s Amanda Spratt win gold at the 2019 Road World Championships in England on Saturday, her mind will go from the hills of Yorkshire to the mountains of Livigno in the Italian Alps. Earlier this year, Spratt and the majority of her compatriots riding in the Women’s World Tour gathered in the picturesque ski resort town at the invitation of Cycling Australia.It was an unusual invite. It was not on the eve of a major competition, nor did it bring together a group already selected for a particular race. The gathering had a higher purpose: to consolidate team chemistry and cohesion among a group of riders scattered across different trade teams and various locations. Related: Rohan Dennis overcomes demons to defend rainbow stripes | Kieran Pender Related: Dygert wins women’s time trial amid Road World Championships rain chaos Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian