How do you solve a mystery like Hugh Carthy?

A deep dive inside the mind of the 26-year-old Prestonian, one of only four Brits who rode this year's Tour de France

Hugh Carthy (Getty)

It's your second race back after lockdown, how was that period for you?

"Lockdown was alright, yeah," Hugh Carthy tells me at the Critérium du Dauphiné, building form ahead of his debut Tour de France.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.