ROAD RacingRui Costa
World Champion Rui Costa rides MERIDA
Born: Póvoa de Varzim - Portugal 05/10/1986
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Riding since: 1999
Pro since: 2007
Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (born 5 October 1986) Is the current Road Racing World Champion and rides for Lampre-MERIDA. He is best known for winning the 2013 UCI Road World Championships in Tuscany, Italy, three stages of the Tour de France in 2011 and 2013 as well as the 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of the Tour de Suisse, becoming the first cyclist to win the event on three consecutive years.
Born in Póvoa de Varzim, Costa started his career at Guilhabreu, a civil parish of Vila do Conde, then went to Santa Maria da Feira.
Rui Costa Rides the Reacto KOM.
Behind the Scenes with Rui Costa
Great video from the recent Tour de Suisse with behind the scenes footage of the Lampre-MERIDA Road Racing Team and Rui Costa plus some interesting details of the Reacto KOM.