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McNulty: Every day has been a surprise for me at the Giro d’Italia

McNulty: Every day has been a surprise for me at the Giro d’Italia

American Brandon McNulty of UAE Team Emirates finished third on stage 14 TT and vaulted to fourth overall at Giro The Valdobbiadene time trial was…

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American Brandon McNulty of UAE Team Emirates finished third on stage 14 TT and vaulted to fourth overall at Giro The Valdobbiadene time trial was always likely to shake up the general classification at the Giro d’Italia, but nobody rose through the top end of the rankings quite like UAE Team Emirates climber Brandon McNulty .

The American began the day just outside the top 10 but ended it within touching distance of the podium, placing third behind the Ineos Grenadiers pair of Filippo Ganna and Rohan Dennis in the rolling test through the vineyards in the hinterland of Conegliano.

McNulty was third quickest behind Ganna and Dennis at the first time check on the short but steep Ca’ del Poggio after 7.4km, and that trio remained in situ atop the rankings at every time check thereafter.

By the time McNulty crumpled into a heap past the finish line, he had stopped the clock 1:09 down on Ganna. Out on the course, meanwhile, it was already clear that the men directly ahead of him on GC would struggle to match his pace. Giro d’Italia: Filippo Ganna wins stage 14 time trial in Valdobbiadene McNulty calm amid ‘maximum stress’ at Giro d’Italia McNulty shows aptitude for the long road as Giro d’Italia passes midpoint

"Warming up on the trainer, my legs felt really bad so I didn’t know how it would go," McNulty said after rising to his feet and making his way across the street to the reporters waiting in the mixed […]

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