Hugh Carthy 'ready to fight for a good finish' on GC at the Vuelta a España

Carthy currently sits fourth on GC having consistently raced at the pointy end throughout the opening half of the 2020 Spanish Grand Tour

Hugh Carthy at the 2020 Vuelta a España (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Hugh Carthy says he's ready to fight for a high place in the general classification at the Vuelta a España after impressing on the uphill stages of the opening half of the Spanish Grand Tour.

The Brit sits fourth on GC, 44 seconds down on Ineos' Richard Carapaz, having slipped a couple of places after the gruelling stage eight finish to Alto de Moncalvillo.

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