Cycling Stars and Team Athletes
Rui Alberto Faria da Costa, Bio.
Born: 10th May 1986
Home: Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
Rui Costa has two things on his side that mark him out from the rest. His youth is one of them. His pure determination and raw talent is the other. OK, strictly that's three. But it's tough to sum the prodigious Portuguese in a few words. He's constantly evolving and pushing himself to new heights.
Take the 2012 Tour de Suisse as an example. The Adidas ace was eager to claim glory in the mountains, and that's exactly what he did. His all-rounder status saw him steal a march on Frank Schleck and take victory. Portugal's president Cavaco Silva even congratulated the star personally.
Having made his pro debut in 2007, Rui Costa wasted no time in announcing his arrival. He quickly announced his arrival with a win in the Giro delle Regioni in Italy. From then on, more success has followed, with wins in the Vuelta Chihuahua Internacional and the Four Days of Dunkirk. Rui Costa signed with Movistar in 2011, and has continued his winning ways.
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2012 1st, Tour de Suisse, Switzerland
2012 2nd, Trofeo Deia, Mallorca, Spain
2012 3rd, Tour de Romandie, Switzerland
2012 2nd, GP Quest France-Plouay, France
2012 3rd (stage three) Volta ao Algarve, Portugal
2012 5th, Volta ao Algarve, Portugal
2012 3rd GP Quebec, Quebec, Canada
2011 1st, GP Montreal, Montreal, Canada
2011 1st, Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2011 2nd (stage four), Circuit de Lorraine, France
2010 1st, Trofeo Deia, Mallorca, Spain
2010 1st (stage eight), Tour de Suisse, Switzerland
2010 2nd, Four Days of Dunkirk, Dunkirk, France
2009 1st, Four Days of Dunkirk, Dunkirk, France
2009 3rd, Vuelta Chihuahua Internacional, Chihuahua, Mexico
2008 2nd, Tour de l'Avenir, France
2008 2nd, Coupe des Nations, France
2008 2nd, Giro delle Regioni, Italy
2007 1st, Giro delle Regioni, Italy
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