Introducing: Fred Wright – Bahrain-McLaren's talented neo-pro

Fred Wright is joining Bahrain-McLaren after winning a stage of the Giro d'Italia Under 23
(Image credit: Giro d'Italia Under 23)

It's all change at Bahrain-Merida for 2020. There's a new name and co-sponsor – Bahrain-McLaren, a bright new red and orange kit, and a host of new riders for the 2020 season.

Fred Wright is among them. The 20-year-old Briton won a stage apiece at the Tour de L'Avenir and Giro d'Italia U23 in 2019, and also excelled on the track, becoming national and Under 23 European Madison champion.

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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.


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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