Brandon McNulty promises to ‘keep on fighting’ despite Itzulia Basque Country defeat

AGRIGENTO ITALY OCTOBER 04 Arrival Brandon Mcnulty of The United States and UAE Team Emirates during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 2 a 149km stage from Alcamo to Agrigento 243m girodiitalia Giro on October 04 2020 in Agrigento Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
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Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) promised to ‘keep on fighting’ after losing the Itzulia Basque Country race to Primož Roglič on the final stage on Saturday.     

The 23-year-old American started the final stage in the race leader’s yellow jersey and with a 23-second advantage on Roglič. However, McNulty and his UAE Team Emirates mistakenly let Roglič get away with other riders on a high-speed descent and then were unable to close down the attack. McNulty then struggled on the steep Krabelin climb, with teammate and Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar leaving him behind to fight to salvage third place overall.  

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