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Adrien's Story

Words: Sean Weide Stripes Date: 4 March 2015

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How do you top becoming the first American to win the Tour de Bretagne in the prestigious race's 50-year history? How about a runner-up finish overall to go along with best young rider and king of the mountain honors at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah?

"It was definitely special in Utah," Costa said. "I think we finally earned the respect of the pro peloton. Cannondale was letting us ride the front, together as a team. It was pretty amazing to have all the guys around me that I could count on. It was the first big race I had done with the team and I realized how lucky I was to have a group of guys around me. It really opened my eyes to the team's potential."

The potential for more success for Costa in his second season with the team is not only likely, but also expected, given his early season media attention. His 12 top-three finishes – which led to a stagiaire gig with WorldTour team Etixx-Quick Step in August – were second only to teammate Neilson Powless.

"I learned a ton last year in the Under 23 ranks, not only regarding the length of the season and the amount of races you do but also how to manage the racing on and off the bike," he said. "I am looking forward to putting these lessons into action. I hope to have a nice, incredible season without too many lows."

  • Languages spoken: English, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Favorite app: PODCASTS
  • Favorite musical groups: Santana, Daft Punk, Neil Young
  • After cycling, he would like to: travel, write, and enjoy life.
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0th G.P. Palio del Recioto
5th Giro del Belvedere
15th Liège - Bastogne - Liège U23
18th Circuit des Ardennes International
95th Stage 1
19th Stage 2
33rd Stage 3
27th Stage 4
90th Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux
128th Stage 1
102nd Stage 2
26th Stage 3a (ITT)
88th Stage 3b
27th Stage 3a (ITT)
11th Volta ao Alentejo
26th Stage 1
28th Stage 2
40th Stage 3
9th Stage 4
13th Stage 5
3rd Tour de l'Avenir
51st Stage 1
39th Stage 2
50th Stage 3
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
27th Stage 5
7th Stage 6
6th Stage 7
4th Stage 8
19th GP Capodarco - Comunità di Capodarco
23rd Gran Premio Sportivi di Poggiana- Trofeo Bonin Costruzioni- Gran Premio Pasta Zara
2nd The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah
24th Stage 1
19th Stage 2
2nd Stage 3
29th Stage 4
32nd Stage 5
3rd Stage 6
2nd Stage 7
18th Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc
14th Stage 1
41st Stage 2
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
9th Stage 3
5th Stage 5
123rd Course de la Paix U23 / Závod Míru U23 - Stage 1
0th Stage 2
40th Paris-Roubaix Espoirs
3rd Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
7th Stage 1
2nd Stage 2
12th Stage 3
26th Stage 4
9th Flèche Ardennaise
1st Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle
4th Stage 7
7th Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
5th Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
19th Stage 1
7th Stage 2
35th Stage 3b
4th Stage 3a (ITT)

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