Vuelta a España is a 'turning point in my career' says Hugh Carthy

The Brit has impressed throughout the Spanish Grand Tour, securing his first Grand Tour podium

Hugh Carthy on stage 17 of the Vuelta a España 2020 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Hugh Carthy says his third place overall at the Vuelta a España is a turning point in his career and that he wants to continue aiming for general classification results at Grand Tours in years to come.

"This is a really big change. I want to keep fighting for good rankings in the future," the EF Pro Cycling rider said after the finish of stage 17, where he tried multiple times to attack the two men ahead of him on GC, race leader Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers).

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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.