News | Team's roster • August 2, 2019
Young American talent McNulty steps up to World Tour with UAE Team Emirates
Three year deal for the USA rider
Brandon McNulty is one of the most promising talents to emerge from the US in recent years. At just 21 years old, his career has already seen him claim the world junior time trial title in 2016, the silver medal in the 2017 world Under 23 championship time trial and three wins as a professional (TTT prologue of the Tour d’Alsace 2018 and a stage and the GC of the Tour of Sicily in 2019). In 2020 McNulty will add a new chapter to his career, racing for UAE Team Emirates on a three-year contract.
McNulty (photo Bettini) hails from Phoenix, Arizona (183 cm for 69 kg) and is the latest in a long list of young talent to join the Emirati squad. As well as his time trialling ability he has also proved himself as a strong climber.
General Manager of UAE Team Emirates, Joxean Matxin, welcomes McNulty: “Brandon is a world-class talent, with two key qualities that few riders his age possess: the ability to combine both climbing and time trialling at a high level.
Throughout his career he has demonstrated steady growth and a remarkable consistency in reaching his objectives.
Many teams wanted to sign Brandon, and we are very pleased to have secured the opportunity to welcome him into our team“.
How do you feel about joining a World Tour Team?
“My initial feelings about joining the world tour are pure excitement. I’ve been patient with my development over the last few years, and now I can say that I feel I am ready to make the jump and I’m excited for the challenges to come.
I’d like to thank to my current team, Rally UHC Cycling”.
Why UAE Team Emirates?
“I chose UAE Team Emirates because of their interest in long term development in me as a rider and also the team. There’s obviously already a very strong crop of young riders on the team already which is exciting for the future“.
What is your main goal for the near future?
“My main goal is to become the best rider that I can be. If I can do that then I think some nice results will come“.