Costa looks to shine at UCI Doha worlds

 03 Sep 2016 - 9:12

Costa looks to shine  at UCI Doha worlds

 

Doha: Two-time runner-up in the Junior ITT race in both the previous two UCI Road World Championships, Adrien Costa will be hoping finish one spot better in the Men’s Under 23 ITT in Doha on October 10.
The American cyclist was placed third in the overall classification after brilliantly winning the individual time trial stage of the Tour de l’Avenir, which is considered as the touchstone for young male cyclists and held in France last week. French star David Gaudu emerged overall champion.
The event is regarded as the reference point for the Men’s Under 23 races of the upcoming UCI Road World Championships, however, being a light rider, Gaudu is not best suited to the flat roads of Doha, which will favour heavier, more powerful cyclists.
Costa is one such rider who falls in this category.  
Born in California, Costa is currently considered the most promising GT-rider in the world. Outstandingly mature, he spends half of the year taking classes at the Oregon State University and the other half based in Europe, the mainland of cycling, where he competes and evolves as a cyclist.
With a lanky build, his main ability when it comes to racing is time-trialling. Costa has been runner-up in the Junior ITT race in both the previous two UCI Road World Championships.
That’s why Costa has unresolved business to finish in Doha. He will be aiming to prove third time’s a charm in his race.
His main rivals in this event will be fellow American Neilson Powless, Denmark’s Mads Würtz Schmidt, Italiy’s Filippo Ganna and Germany’s Lennard Kamna, who already owns two rainbow jerseys.

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