'Dream come true' for Angliru-beater Hugh Carthy, with 'everything still to play for' at Vuelta a España

The Brit outclassed his rivals on the punishing climb to take the biggest victory of his career so far

Hugh Carthy wins stage 12 of the Vuelta a España 2020 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Hugh Carthy says it's a "dream come true" after taking victory atop the Angliru on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España, a dream preceded by a nightmare judging by the grimace on the Brit's face as he tossed and turned his way over his bike up the punishing climb.

"It's a dream come true to win any professional race, but to win in a Grand Tour on a mythical climb, it's hard to put into words," Carthy said after the finish. "It doesn't get any better than that."

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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.