Matej Mohorič Comes Out To Defend Fred Wright

The Slovenian even went as far to say that Primož Roglič crashes a lot!

Matej Mohoric

Primož Roglič is not getting over his crash at Vuelta a España any time soon. The Jumbo-Visma rider recently pointed fingers at Fred Wright (Team Bahrain Victorious) saying that it was Fred who sparked the crash. 



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Fred’s teammate and friend at Bahrain Victorious, Matej Mohorič has come to his rescue. He claimed that Rogilic went out of his line due to which he crashed. Rogilic was all ready to overtake Evenepoel at the Vuelta but the crash left him with several injuries on the right side of his body. 

In an interview on Friday, Rogilic claimed that:

Wright came from behind and rode the handlebars out of my hands before I knew it

Wright’s team Bahrain Victorious also backed up Wright saying that he did nothing wrong. Matej Mohorič was very vocal about his views, he reflected on the incidents that happened on stage 16:

I saw three or four different videos. There is nothing to say, it is very, very clear that Primož deviated from his line. He didn’t check over his shoulder to see if anyone was there, and he was clearly on the white line

Mohorič knows both the riders, Rogilic and Wright very closely. Yet, he chose to defend his teammate saying:

It’s not appropriate and it’s not fair to make a statement like that toward Fred, who I know personally really well

He continued to add:

We have respect in the peloton but some riders are more eager to push for position than others. I think if you ask the peloton, everyone will tell you that Primož is more eager to push for position than Fred

Mohorič even went as far as saying that Rogilic has a tendency to crash a lot:

We know that Primož crashes a lot and this is not the first time this happened



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The Slovenian rider Matej Mohorič has been riding with the team Bahrain Victorious since 2021. He holds a specialty in the one-day races. Matej has won multiple stages at the Tour de France (2021), Giro d’Italia (2018) , Vuelta a España (2017) and many more. 

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