Fred Wright has expressed his disappointment after his 2023 season was cut short due to injuries sustained in a crash. The young British rider had high hopes for the season but unfortunately, his plans were derailed.
Wright, who rides for the Bahrain Victorious team, had been looking forward to a successful campaign, aiming to build on the progress he made in previous years. However, a crash during the Giro d’Italia left him with a broken collarbone and wrist, forcing him to miss several key races.
The 22-year-old cyclist described the crash as a “massive setback” and admitted that it was difficult to accept the injury. He had been in good form leading up to the Giro and felt ready to compete at a high level. The crash not only affected his physical condition but also had a psychological impact on him.
Wright’s team managers were also disappointed by the setback, as they had big plans for him in the 2023 season. They believed that he had the potential to be a strong contender in multiple races and were excited to see his progress. However, they acknowledged that injuries are a part of the sport and that recovery would be a priority.
Since the crash, Wright has been focused on his rehabilitation and recovery. He has been working closely with the team’s medical staff and physiotherapists to ensure a full recovery. Despite the setbacks, he remains determined and motivated to come back stronger.
Wright’s injury has also impacted his long-term goals. The crash has delayed his development and progression as a rider, forcing him to reassess his plans. While he remains optimistic about his future in the sport, he acknowledges that it will take time to regain his form and reach his full potential.
In the meantime, Wright is looking forward to supporting his teammates and being a valuable member of the Bahrain Victorious team. He understands the importance of teamwork in cycling and is eager to contribute in any way he can.