Hugh Carthy

Pamplona, Spain
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Current Race
Vuelta a España
"Exploring the world means trying new things, meeting new people, living a bit."

Marching to the beat of his own drum, Hugh started his career in a non-traditional fashion, leaving the comfort of British Cycling for a Spanish Professional Continental squad. He picked up the nickname “Huge” when a Giro d’Italia announcer mispronounced his name. The nickname stuck and, along with his signature tongue wag, highlight his ability to dig deep.

Q&A with Hugh

Favorite local expression

Pulling my tripe-out; it means making a big effort, like in a race, you’d pull your tripe out. It’s quite local to Preston, where I’m from in the UK

Top travel tip

I have three. Be organized. Be punctual. Enjoy yourself.

What's on your reading list?

Haruki Murakami - Kafka on The Shore

Favorite TV show

The Office, the British Office, not the American Office, of course

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to

Eastern Europe

Cycling makes me feel


When I think of EF

I think smiling and fun, enthusiasm and passion for what we’re all doing, for the mission.

Describe EF in one word