Bahrain Victorious 'stands by' Fred Wright after Primož Roglič blames him for Vuelta a España ending crash

Jumbo-Visma star says Wright “rode the handlebars out of my hands”

Primoz Roglic after his crash on stage 16 at the Vuelta
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Bahrain Victorious has pledged to "stand by" Fred Wright after Primož Roglič and his Jumbo-Visma team publicly blamed him for the crash that ended the Slovenian’s  Vuelta a España challenge.

The Slovenian rider had sat second overall in the Spanish Grand Tour prior to the incident, which saw him sent flying to the ground after a late collision with Wright on stage 16.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.