Stellar year lands 19 year-old Sophie Wright a place in the Women's WorldTour

Norfolk based rider rubs shoulders with the world's best at Plouay

(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Warming down on the turbo by the Cervélo-Bigla team camper, Sophie Wright has the beginnings of a smile on her face. Just finishing their first Women’s WorldTour race would be good enough for some 19 year-olds, but for Wright 53rd place was good, but not quite good enough.

“I wouldn’t say pleased, I would say satisfied,” she told Cycling Weekly, her legs spinning on a new Cervélo bike.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.