ORICA-AIS has had a dream day on the road at the Santos Women?s Tour with Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic stage winnerLizzie Williams taking a solo victory as teammate Katrin Garfootsprinted to second place behind her to retain the overall lead.
After an active race from the entire ORICA-AIS outfit, including a marathon solo effort by Australian champion Amanda Spratt in the blistering heat, Williams attacked a select group of seven riders with four kilometres to go and held on comfortably for the victory.
?We knew that we had strong girls out there and that we could get numbers in the final,? Williams said.
?Spratty was just a workhorse out the front, dangling like a rabbit. She allowed us to sit on the whole time and ultimately I had the energy to go with about four kilometres to go. That?s teamwork.?