Hugh Carthy becomes first British rider to win Vuelta a Asturias

Caja Rural successfully defend Hugh Carthy's lead in Vuelta a Asturias, as he places third on final stage to secure overall victory

Hugh Carthy wins the 2016 Vuelta Asturias opener

(Image credit: Watson)

Hugh Carthy (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) placed third in the final stage of the Vuelta a Asturias in Spain on Monday to become the first British rider to win the race.

Carthy won the opening stage on Saturday, and defended the lead throughout the UCI 2.1-ranked event.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.