Hugh Carthy takes first WorldTour victory after thrilling solo breakaway on stage nine of the Tour de Suisse

The Brit was out front for most of the day as Egan Bernal secured the overall race victory

Hugh Carthy wins stage nine of the Tour de Suisse 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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After going it alone after just five kilometres of racing, Hugh Carthy (EF Education First) soloed to his first ever WorldTour win on the final stage nine of the Tour de Suisse 2019.

The Brit, coming off the back of an impressive Giro d'Italia, also took the king of the mountains classification as he stayed away all day, maintaining his gap over the rest of the field over three HC-category climbs.

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