Brandon McNulty looking for freedom and opportunities at Vuelta a España

ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Brandon McNulty of United States and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Brandon McNulty will race two Grand Tours in a single season for the first time in his career with the American set to tackle both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España in 2022. While McNulty and the rest of the UAE Team Emirates squad will be stacked behind Tadej Pogačar in July, the American is pushing for his own chance – should circumstances allow it at the Vuelta.

The 23-year-old made his Tour de France debut in 2021 and was given a handful of chances in week-long stage races the first half of the season. He came within a stage of winning the Tour of the Basque Country before cracking on the final day but his solid ride at the Tour de France helped Pogačar claim his second title.

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