IT WAS heartbreak for Fred Wright on stage 19 of the Tour de France when Christophe Lamporte of Jumbo Visma took the win.

British Cycling fans held their breath as Wright broke away with 700 meters to go, but it was not to be for the British rider.

Londoner Wright is one of the lesser-known Brits riding in this year’s Tour but he has shined on many of the stages and looks like someone with real bike racing pedigree.

While British fans might have felt disappointed for him, Wright was very optimistic in his post-race interview.

He said he saw an opportunity with about 30km to go on a climb and went full out.

It was clear that his legs went in the last 700m but in my opinion it is only a matter of time until we see Fred Wright winning a stage of a grand tour.

Winning has been something that Brits have done well on this week.

With Getaint Thomas sitting comfortably in third place in what has been one of the fastest Tour de France races in history, it looks like we will have another podium come Paris.

Whilst our cycling stars power through the tour, London was celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the 2012 games.

I remember just after those games meeting a young Dina Asher Smith and her telling me she one day wanted to make it to the top of sprinting.

I have followed her journey ever since.

I might have a slight split since Jamaica has become my second home but seeing Dina power to Bronze in one of the fastest 200m ever run at the world athletics championships in Oregon with Jamaica taking gold and silver reminded me of the power of sport.

Today’s athletes inspire future champions.

In many ways London made our athletes seem human.

More people got to connect with them and even though studies say not as many people are involved in sport has the bid team predicted, the London 2012 games inspired many young athletes.

One of those young athletes who has become a familiar name is Laura Muir. Born in Inverness, she coincidentally went to the same school as Eilidh Doyle in Kinross.

It was touch and go whether Laura would even make these world championships after injury left her on crutches in February and unable to run for several months.

So what she did in Oregon was very special, as she became only the second Scottish athlete to win an individual medal at a world championship.

Muir ran herself into an incredible third place to become the first Scottish athlete since Liz McColgan’s gold 31 years ago.

If that wasn’t enough to make us proud in Scotland what came next would bring every sports fan in the UK to their knees.

With his father calling the race as the stadium announcer, Jake Wightman ran the race of his life.

Disappointed with his 10th place in last year’s Olympics, this race was something special.

Not since Steve Cram in 1983 had a British runner won the 1500 meters at a world championship. But with his dad calling the race in the stadium and  Cram commentating on TV, Wightman did what maybe even he thought was the impossible.

With 200m to go he passed Jakob Ingebrigtsen - the Olympic champion - to become a world champion and all under the watchful eye of his dad Geoff.

He has seen his son go from kids races in Scotland to the biggest stage.

What a week to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of London 2012 and to think of the youngsters that might just have bee inspired to greatness.

And it is a beautiful thought to think that a future Olympic or World champion is sat currently telling their parents that they want to be exactly like these athletes that we have marvelled this week on our televisions.

If like me you have been inspired this week, I hope you will be out running or cycling this weekend.

I plan to risk cycling through London at 5am to the Olympic stadium just to see that anniversary flame and reflect upon what those games did for the athletes we now see in front of us.