‘I didn’t realise how steep the final climb was’: Brandon McNulty reflects on Dubai Tour solo effort near miss

The young American was caught agonisingly close to the line on the uphill finish to Hatta Dam

Brandon McNulty makes a solo break on Dubai Tour stage four (Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari)

(Image credit: LaPresse/ Fabio Ferrari)

Nineteen-year-old American rider Brandon McNulty’s thrilling solo bid for victory at the Dubai Tour stage four came undone within the final 200m because he underestimated the severity of the race’s final ramp.

The Rally Cycling rider had been in the breakaway all day before he left final breakaway companion Conor Dunne (Aqua Blue Sport) behind on the race’s penultimate climb.

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