Adrien Costa: I Have To Make The Most Of This Second Chance

Adrien Costa (Axeon Hagens Berman)

Former rider Adrien Costa has described how he has rebuilt his life after losing his leg in a freak climbing accident in California last July. In a wide-ranging interview with L'Equipe , covering happiness, spirituality and psychology, the 21-year-old American – who rode for Continental team Axeon Hagens Berman during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, described how he has been able to retain his love of life outdoors. When it comes to his future, he said, "I just know that I'd like to do something that could help others." Costa had already decided to stop cycling competitively the year before his accident, with his last races having been at a series of under-23 events in Italy in April 2017. In a Axeon Hagens Berman team statement released ahead of the 2018 season , Costa said: "I'm just not ready to come back yet. The more I thought about it, the ...

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