Brandon Alexander McNulty, an American cyclist born on April 2, 1998, rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates. He emerged as a notable talent by winning the 2016 UCI Junior World Time Trial Championships and became the fourth American junior world champion after elite American cyclists like Greg LeMond and Taylor Phinney. McNulty, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, transitioned from mountain biking to road racing, quickly gaining recognition for his potential. He turned professional in 2017 with Rally Cycling, where he won the under-23 national time trial championship and secured a second-place finish at the World Championships.
His breakthrough victory came in 2019 at the Giro di Sicilia, where he won the general classification, marking his first professional win. McNulty's grand tour debut was at the 2020 Giro d'Italia, finishing an impressive 15th overall. He played a crucial role in the 2021 Tour de France, supporting teammate Tadej Pogačar to victory.
McNulty's 2022 season included wins at the Faun-Ardèche Classic, Trofeo Calvià, and a stage victory in Paris–Nice. He was also awarded the Combativity award at the Tour de France. In 2023, the American rider continued to excel, winning the National Road Championships time trial, a stage at the Giro d'Italia, and securing top placements in races such as Tour de Luxembourg (2nd), UCI Road World Championships (4th) and Tour of the Basque Country (7th).
His 2024 seasons started off very strong with a win in stage 4 and first place in the general classification of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, as well as a stage win in the UAE Tour. McNulty also finished in the top five in the Trofeo Calvià and Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana.