Adrien Costa

Adrien Costa (born August 19, 1997) is an American former cyclist, who rode professionally for UCI Professional Continental team Axeon–Hagens Berman in 2016 and 2017.[2]

Adrien Costa
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Personal information
Full nameAdrien Costa
Born (1997-08-19) August 19, 1997 (age 24)
Stanford, California, United States
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Amateur teams
2012–2013Slipstream–Craddock
2014–2015Hagens Berman U23
Professional teams
2016–2017Axeon–Hagens Berman
2016Etixx–Quick-Step (stagiaire)[1]

CareerEdit

Junior careerEdit

Costa had a very successful career as a junior, with over 12 victories. In 2014, he won the junior national time trial championships, along with a second place at the junior world time trial championships.[3] In addition to these, he won the general classification and two stages of the Tour du Pays de Vaud. The following year, Costa won the Tour du Pays de Vaud for the second year in a row, along with another silver medal at the junior world time trial championships.[4] He enjoyed success in the Tour de l'Abitibi, winning the GC and earning two stage victories. The previous year, Costa had placed 7th overall at the race, winning stage 3. Costa booked yet another win at the Course de la Paix Juniors, when he won stage 3.

2016Edit

Costa's cycling success continued in the 2016 season as his first year as a professional when he earned his biggest result yet, when he won the Tour de Bretagne. Costa was the first American to win the French stage race. He stole the yellow jersey when he won the fourth stage in a solo breakaway.[5] Costa celebrated success in other similar events, winning the mountains classification placing 3rd overall in the Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour. He also placed 5th in Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux. At the Tour of Utah, Costa finished 2nd overall, 1:09 behind winner Lachlan Morton.[6] He earned another podium in the Tour de l'Avenir, finishing in 3rd place and won stage 4.

Costa last raced professionally in April 2017, before taking a break from July 2017 and subsequently opting out of his contract with Hagens Berman Axeon for 2018. Costa was reported to be studying outdoor leadership and tourism at Oregon State University.[2]

Rock climbing incidentEdit

On July 29, 2018, Costa was severely injured in a rock climbing accident, resulting in an above-the-knee amputation of his right leg.[7]

Major resultsEdit

2014
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour du Pays de Vaud
1st Young rider classification
1st Stages 2 & 3 (ITT)
2nd   Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
7th Overall Tour de l'Abitibi
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
2015
1st   Overall Tour de l'Abitibi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 6 & 7
1st   Overall Tour du Pays de Vaud
1st Stages 2a & 2b (ITT)
2nd   Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2nd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
2nd Overall Course de la Paix Juniors
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic
10th Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
2016
1st   Overall Tour de Bretagne
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc
2nd Overall Tour of Utah
1st   Mountains classification
1st   Young rider classification
3rd Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
3rd Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
1st   Mountains classification
5th Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st   Young rider classification
7th Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
9th Flèche Ardennaise
2017
5th Giro del Belvedere

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Teams | ProCyclingStats". www.procyclingstats.com.
  2. ^ a b "U23 phenom Costa opts out of 2018 Hagens Berman Axeon contract". VeloNews. Competitor Group. February 5, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  3. ^ van Eyck, Xylon (26 February 2015). "Adrien Costa striving to be part of American elite". CyclingNews.com. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ Hood, Edmond (10 October 2015). "PEZ Talk: Adrien Costa". PEZ Cycling News. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "American Adrien Costa wins Tour de Bretagne". VeloNews.com. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  6. ^ "2016 Tour of Utah". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  7. ^ Rogers, Neal (9 August 2018). "American Adrien Costa loses right leg after climbing accident". CyclingTips.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Adrien Costa at Wikimedia Commons