McNulty: These days it's never too early to take a win

Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)
Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Brandon McNulty didn't have the modern accoutrements of a power-meter and heart-rate monitor for reference during his stirring solo raid at the Trofeo Calvia last month and the emphatic manner of victory in his first race of the season begged a rather old-fashioned question. A win is a win, of course, but did any part of him worry that he had hit form too early in the year?

"I think it's possible, but these days it's never too early to take a win," McNulty said in Portimão on Wednesday ahead of the opening stage of the Volta ao Algarve. "I'll take them when they come and take advantage of good form at any time of the year."

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.