McNulty loses time in Dauphiné TT after nightmare mechanical

Brandon McNulty during the time trial at the Criterium du Dauphine
Brandon McNulty during the time trial at the Criterium du Dauphine (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

American Brandon McNulty had high hopes for stage 4 of the Critérium du Dauphiné to use his time trialling prowess to move into GC contention. However, a miserable mechanical along the route proved fatal to any hopes to close a gap to leader Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma).

Just minutes into McNulty's effort in the 31.9km time trial, the 24-year-old stopped with what appeared to be a jammed chain. The UAE Team Emirates mechanic jumped from the team car to hand off a spare bike, but McNulty waved off the offer in order to have assistance to remount the chain. 

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).