Hugh Carthy aiming for Giro d'Italia start with Cannondale-Drapac

The revelation of the 2016 Volta a Catalunya, young Briton Hugh Carthy is racing this year’s edition with half an eye on a Giro debut

Hugh Carthy in the 2017 Vuelta a Andalucia. Photo: Cor Vos/Cannondale-Drapac

(Image credit: Cor Vos)

A year on from his breakthrough performance at the Volta a Catalunya, Hugh Carthy has returned to the Catalan race in 2017 with a new team and with a very different perspective.

The 22-year-old Briton announced himself to the wider cycling world when he finished ninth on general classification and best young rider at the 2016 Volta, the first of a series of results that led to him stepping up from the Spanish Pro Continental outfit Caja Rural to Cannondale-Drapac in the WorldTour.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.