Carthy ends transformative season at Tour of Guangxi

Hugh Carthy (EF Education First) (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Tour of Guangxi marks the end of a transformative season for EF Education First's Hugh Carthy. The Brit's 2019 has seen him take his first WorldTour victory – indeed, his first win in three years – at the Tour de Suisse, and a Grand Tour breakthrough, finishing 11th overall at the Giro d'Italia.

At the latter, Carthy only improved as the race went on, bagging top-five placings late in the race, going on the offensive on the Mortirolo, and steadily rising up the rankings in the final week. In Switzerland, he won the final mountain stage with a 90km solo raid.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

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As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix