Fred Wright says rooming with Cavendish is 'bonkers' as he begins life as a WorldTour rider

We caught up with the 20-year-old Brit as he made his debut for Bahrain-McLaren at the Saudi Tour

Fred Wright at the 2020 Saudi Tour

Fred Wright is beaming as he rolls across the start line for the final stage of his debut race as part of a WorldTour team. And why wouldn’t he be? Singled out and signed by Rod Ellingworth and now lining up alongside veterans such as Heinrich Haussler and Marcel Sieberg, not to mention rooming with Mark Cavendish.

"I stayed with him in Mallorca at a training camp so I've already spent a bit of time with him," Wright explains to Cycling Weekly, on finding himself rooming with one of the greatest sprinters of all time at both of their first races for Bahrain-McLaren.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.