Fighting spirit puts Wright within reach of a Tour stage win once again

Tour de France 2022 - 109th Edition - 19th stage Castelnau Magnoac - Cahors 189 km - 22/07/2022 - Fred Wright (GBR - Bahrain Victorious) - photo Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
Wright made a bold last-minute attack on stage 19 of the 2022 Tour de France (Image credit: SprintCyclingAgency)

When Bahrain Victorious lined up at the start of the Tour de France boasting a lineup of GC contenders Jack Haig and Damiano Caruso and past stage winners Dylan Teuns, Matej Mohorič, and Luis León Sánchez, few would've expected third-year pro Fred Wright to end the Tour as their most impressive performer.

That's no disrespect to the Briton, who turned 23 in June and who scored a top 10 at the Tour of Flanders back in April. Rather he was expected by most to fulfil a similar domestique role to the one he occupied last July.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix