Honest and demanding, Hugh Carthy's a little dissatisfied but definitely not stressed with his form: 'I'll show up when it counts'

The Preston-born rider is aiming to improve on his 8th place at last year's Giro

Hugh Carthy
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Hugh Carthy is as honest off the bike as he is on it. 

Take his little dig on stage three of the Volta a Catalunya, or his infiltration of the breakaway on stage four.

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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.