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Hugh Carthy: This is a tougher Giro d’Italia than other years

Hugh Carthy: This is a tougher Giro d'Italia than other years

Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost)  has recognised that Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) will be the benchmarks for GC riders like himself in the upcoming Giro d’italia, but warns that in any three-week Tour there’s far more room for uncertainty than in shorter events.

“In a week-long stage race or a Classic a rider can dominate more,” Carthy, down to start the Giro for a sixth time, explained to Wielerflits (opens in new tab) while en route to second place overall in the recent Tour of the Alps.

“But in a Grand Tour there’s more time for things to go wrong. The Giro certainly won’t be just a battle for third place [behind Roglič and Evenepoel – Ed.] That said, they will be the reference points for most of the Giro. It is going to be very interesting.”

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