'We’re here to race, we’re here to win': Hugh Carthy ready to kick on at the Tour of the Alps ahead of Giro d'Italia

British climber using week long stage race as final preparation for a shot at Giro success in May

Hugh Carthy
(Image credit: Getty Images)

For Hugh Carthy, the Tour of the Alps is not just a warmup for the fast-approaching Giro d'Italia, but a chance to race, win, and "hopefully do something".

The British climber has not raced since Tirreno-Adriatico last month, his only WorldTour race of the season to date. His directeur sportif, Tejay van Garderen, said that he wanted to see Carthy riding "strong and aggressively".

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.