Hugh Carthy of United Kingdom and Team EF Education First / during the 102nd Giro d'Italia 2019, Stage 14 a 131km stage from Saint Vincent to Courmayeur (Skyway Monte Bianco) 1293m / Tour of Italy / #Giro / @giroditalia / on May 25, 2019 in Courmayeur, It
Carthy, who rides for EF Education First, also went on the attack on the 'Il Lombardia stage' – Stage 15 to Como – and ended up in fourth place, in the same group as Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and overall winner Richard Carapaz (Movistar).
"He just never ceases to amaze me," said the former Team Sky rider and Tour de France winner on The Bradley Wiggins Show, available on all major podcast providers.
"His first thought when you’re on the climb is to get to the front of the group, no matter how fast it’s going, and attack. But the impressiveness is when he goes with the likes of Nibali and that...
"For a rider who is just 24 years of age, for the time in his career in that front group. Normally I just want to stay and finish in that front group.
"Nibali attacks on the hardest climb of the Giro – 'I’m gonna go with him’. Brilliant, really brilliant to see.
"And his attitude off the bike – he’s not interested in 11th place of the Giro – what a breath of fresh air for the future, I can’t wait to watch him in the next race he does.”
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Returning to a normal life after tackling a Grand Tour
Reviewing a 'brutal' Giro d'Italia
What was wrong with Simon Yates
And a look ahead to the Tour de France and the Geraint Thomas/Chris Froome dynamic
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