McNulty climbs to Paris-Nice podium position

CHIROUBLES FRANCE MARCH 10 Podium Brandon Mcnulty of United States and UAE Team Emirates White best young jersey Celebration during the 79th Paris Nice 2021 Stage 4 a 1875km stage from ChalonSurSane to Chiroubles 702m Mask Covid safety measures Trophy Flowers ParisNice on March 10 2021 in Chiroubles France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
American Brandon McNulty of UAE Team Emirates rode into the best young jersey on stage 4 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) came into Paris-Nice as the leader of his team for the general classification - a big ask for a second-year WorldTour rider - but the American lived up to his team's expectations on the first summit finish to Chiroubles on Wednesday. He took 14th on the stage won by Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and moved into third overall, also taking the white jersey of best young rider.

McNulty survived the vicious pace-setting by Jumbo-Visma's Steven Kruijswijk in the final kilometres but missed the acceleration of Roglič which split the group into three with 3km to go. 

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