The young cyclist Adrien Costa, had to undergo surgery because of an accident in which he was involved on July 29. In the medical intervention, the 20-year-old athlete decided to amputate his right leg.
The event occurred in Monte Connes, California, when Costa was preparing to ascend the slope as he practiced climbing in his free time. At that time a large 4,000-pound rock fell off and fell on his leg that was completely destroyed, so the doctors made the difficult decision to do without it, said Hagens Berman Axeon, team that Adrien was part of.
He also added that due to the work of two hikers who were in the area, the American cyclist was considered one of the greatest promises of the American country in this sport.
Then Adrien Costa, who was in critical condition, was taken to the Renow Regional Medical Center hospital where he was treated immediately, "but thanks to the hospital's medical staff and the quick thinking of the hikers who first reported his location, his life was saved" , he concluded.
Precisely, his ex-partners from Hagens Berman Axeon is leading an initiative through the Gofundme platform that seeks to collect funds to help with their medical expenses.
The proposal that has gone viral seeks to get 100,000 dollars, so far the group has raised the sum of USD $ 45,000, however, the number is increasing. "We set up a GoFundMe page to support his rehabilitation. Please consider donating and sharing, anything helps, "the team wrote on their Twitter account.
Saddened to report dear friend & former teammate Adrien Costa was seriously injured while rock climbing causing him to lose part of his leg. We set up a GoFundMe page to support his rehab. Please consider donating & sharing, anything helps.https: //t.co/XsT9gtovM3
– Hagens Berman Axeon (@HBAxeon) August 8, 2018
Adrien Costa's career
Although the American started very young, his career had an important experience in the cycling world, emerging as one of the most outstanding figures in this sport discipline.
At the age of 19 he ran as an apprentice in the Belgian team Quick Step, participated in competitions of international stature such as the Tour de Bretagne where he was crowned champion, finished second in the Tour of Utah, competed with Axeon between 2016 and 2017 after doing part of the U23 program by Hagens Berman.
Adrian in 2017 had withdrawn from the sport because he wanted to re-evaluate his career, so he decided to resume his studies in Tourism.