Matej Mohorič says it’s only a matter of time before his Bahrain Victorious teammate Fred Wright pulls off a great result and takes a big win.
After a great season of classics, Wright rode both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España this year and was constantly on the attack in both grand tours. The British rider came agonizingly close to winning a stage on several occasions only to be caught in the closing stages of several races.
His teammate Matej Mohorič said weekly cycling that after coming so close on several occasions, he believes a big win is right around the corner for Wright next year.
Mohorič said: “I think it’s just a matter of time and luck for him to win his first big race. He has been so close now on so many occasions. It’s very frustrating for him, but he’s a winning guy. He has a quick sprint and is a super strong runner for classic style courses.
“He’s a great cyclist and I’m really looking forward to competing with him in the classics next year and also in the Tour.”
At just 28 years old, Mohorič is already a proven winner at the highest level. The Slovenian has two stage wins in the Tour de France, as well as an impressive win at Milan-San Remo this year to take his first monumental title.
Mohoric explained to weekly cycling who believes Wright has all the credentials to also win a monument.
“I think it has shown that it could even win a monument in the future. She is still very young and she will have many opportunities to come, ”added Mohorič.
After his prestigious victory in Milan-Sanremo, Mohorič explained that he intends to return to the race in 2023 to defend the title and plans to build his season around the classics.
“I think I’m on track for next year,” he said. “I think we planned for me to compete in a similar show next year to this year. Building around the classics in the spring, going all the way from Sanremo to Flanders, Roubaix and maybe Liège-Bastogne-Liège.”
“Then I’ll stop and take a little break before preparing for the Tour, but yeah, for sure Sanremo will be one of the main targets.”