“I Was on the Top”: 24-Year-Old British Cycling Champion Provides Candid Insights Following Consistent Victories in Tours and Classics

Published 02/08/2024, 2:37 PM EST

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British cyclist Fred Wright, recently revealed about the race that changed his life for good. The 24-year-old recently sat down for an interview with Tom Thewlis of Cycling Weekly. When asked about the moment that made him sure of his skills in the discipline, the general thinking was that Wright would definitely name one of his big wins. After all, he is the present British National Champion and has also shown sparks of brilliance at the Tour De France and the Spring Classics. However, Wright turned back the years, all the way back to his childhood. Wright chose an entirely different competition as his “oh yeah” moment. As it happens, Wright’s big moment came when he was merely a boy of 12.

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Fred Wright narrates his cycling glory moment

Wright stated that he came out victorious in the Omnium track event that sent chills down the spines of the young Britisher. “I could say a pro race, or something like that, but actually, I think it was probably when I was 11 or 12 when I went to a youth Omnium track event with my Dad,” Wright said, recalling the event. I can’t recall exactly when it was but I was completely new to the sport, it was kind of like a regional level race, I had no idea how I was going to do.” 

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The Britisher spoke about his nervousness at the time of the event. He said that the race was basically a time trial run that lasted for a solitary lap. However, the moment when he realized that his name was written at the top of the list, Wright felt a sense of belonging to the sport and started to believe in his abilities as a cyclist. 

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Elaborating on his thoughts, Wright further explained how the small win can be a turning point in one’s life going into the future. 

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Justifying his pick of his most memorable moments, Wright mentioned that it was the race at Omnium that made him decide what he wanted to do in the future. However, right up with his childhood memory, Wright also attributed to having a similar feeling when he was ranked 7th at the Tour of Flanders in 2022. 

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The British champion stated that looking back at how far he has come, the Omnium race does appear to be miniscule. However, it is these small moments that remain imbibed into one’s mind and play a critical role in shaping one’s career going forward. 

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