'Two days ago I just wanted to finish and be on holiday' says Hugh Carthy after maiden WorldTour victory

The Brit went on a 96km solo breakaway to win the final stage of the Tour de Suisse

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

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Two days before Hugh Carthy (EF Education First) claimed a solo breakaway victory on stage nine of the Tour de Suisse all he wanted was to finish and head off on holiday.

On the final stage nine the Brit saw the day's break heading up the road, quickly bridging over to them before hitting out himself, staying away for the remaining 96km of the 101.5km stage, as Egan Bernal (Ineos) rode to the overall victory.

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