“It was amazing to win the National Championships,” Wright reflects in conversation with Rouleur. “It was nice to finally win, and then to add the national title was extra nice because it means when I feel really unfit and getting back into training, like now, I can put the jersey on and be reminded that I can do it. It’s a constant reminder every time you get on your bike, which is an added bonus to winning the nationals.”
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Sadly for Wright, the Brit wasn't able to fully capitalise on his success towards the end of the season as a crash at the Renewi Tour abruptly ended his campaign. “It was a shame things ended the way it did because you go through peaks and stuff throughout the year, and I felt I was coming into one last hurrah at the end of the season, and I was really looking forward to racing in Canada," Wright reflects. "But there’s more time to do those races."
For Wright, it's the Spring Classics in particular that standout. “I can’t wait to right some of them, not necessarily wrongs, but the mistakes I felt I made in the Classics,” the Bahrain - Victorious star eyes. “You almost have to focus on one thing, and I feel like doing track as well as road is like juggling too many balls. So, I am all in for the road racing.”