News | UAE Tour February 20, 2024

Hat-trick at the UAE Tour as McNulty storms to victory

UAE take commanding lead as American wins ITT

UAE Team Emirates dominated the ITT at Al Hudayriyat Island (12,1 km) with Brandon McNulty taking first place in 13’27”, followed by teammates Jay Vine (+2”) and Mikkel Bjerg (+4”). There was a solid performance by Adam Yates also who put in a highly respectable time (16th, + 28”).


The hat-trick was facilitated by the foresight of the team’s sports directors of scheduling the start of the three riders in the early part of the day when course conditions were most favourable. McNulty rode at a blistering speed of 53,9788 km/h.


McNulty, new leader of the UAE Tour ahead of team mates Vine and Bjerg: “The team decided to put the best three time trialist out first in the starting order and it paid off, I guess.
I am satisfied with my performance. I had good speed and I won the time trial, that was what I wanted. It’s great that we got three of our team on the podium.
Tomorrow’s stage will be demanding, the climb is tough but our team has good climbers so we are confident”.


Stage 3 (176 km) will start from Al Marjan Island and it will end on the summit finish of Jebel Jais (19 km at 5,6%).


Stage 2 results
1.⁠ ⁠Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) 13:27
2.⁠ ⁠Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates) + 2”
3.⁠ ⁠Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) +4”


General classification after stage 2
1.⁠ ⁠Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) 3:23:22
2.⁠ ⁠Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates) + 2”
3.⁠ ⁠Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) +4”