Can Hugh Carthy finish on a Grand Tour podium again? 'He's still going to be one of the best climbers in the world'

The Briton has finished eighth and ninth at the Giro d'Italia since his Vuelta podium

Hugh Carthy
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Wind the clock back three years ago, and Hugh Carthy was a recent Grand Tour podium finisher, and a winner on cycling’s hardest mountain.

Now, in his own words, he is more of an inconsistent GC rider who one week is promising and the next week off the pace. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.


Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.


He lives in Valencia, Spain.