Brit Hugh Carthy battles with Nairo Quintana on Route du Sud mountain stage

Hugh Carthy puts himself in lead group on Route du Sud's queen stage with overall leader Nairo Quintana and stage winner Marc Soler

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Lancashire rider Hugh Carthy (Caja Rural) continued his impressive season with a solid performance on the Route du Sud's 'queen' mountain stage in France on Saturday.

Carthy was in a lead group in the closing five kilometres of the tough stage with overall leader and Tour de France contender Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Marc Soler (Movistar), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) and Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie).

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