Carthy slips to 7th at Giro d'Italia as Alpe Motta takes its toll

VALLE SPLUGA ALPE MOTTA ITALY MAY 29 Hugh Carthy of United Kingdom and Team EF Education Nippo at arrival during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 20 a 164km stage from Verbania to Valle Spluga Alpe Motta 1727m UCIworldtour girodiitalia Giro on May 29 2021 in Valle Spluga Alpe Motta Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Hugh Carthy (EF Education-Nippo) arriving at the top of the climb to Alpe Motta on stage 20 of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The biggest mover in the top 10 of the overall classification at the Giro d’Italia after stage 20 was British climber Hugh Carthy (EF Education-Nippo), though the final mountain stage of the race didn't provide a shift in the direction he was hoping for.

Saturday’s stage, with three category-one climbs and over 4,000 metres of vertical ascent, provided plenty of promise to shake up the overall but the only movements in the top positions came at Carthy’s expense. Romain Bardet (Team DSM) and Daniel Martínez (Ineos Grenadiers) both overtook the 26-year-old, who slipped from fifth to seventh.

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