Carthy shows his mettle at Tour de Suisse

Hugh Carthy (EF Education First - Drapac) and Francois Bidard (AG2R La Mondiale) on the attack durin

Hugh Carthy ( EF Education First-Drapac ) came to the Tour de Suisse off the back of his third Grand Tour at last month's Giro d'Italia, and like Chris Juul-Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott) had shown 24 hours before, the benefits of arriving at the race with a corsa rosa still fresh in the legs are becoming obvious. From the race's outset, EF Education First-Drapac admitted they would be targeting stages at the race through the breakaways. However, Carthy's performance on stage 5, moving up 18 places on the general classification to 18th overall, may leave the team looking to rally around the young British rider for the remaining stages with an eye on a respectable GC ride. The 23-year-old attacked confidently with around 7km to go on the category 1 Leukerbad climb, dragging Francois Bidard (AG2R La Mondiale) with him as he looked to try and shake off the peloton. "I felt ...

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