The page created by the Berman Axeon team to raise enough funds so that the former cyclist Adrien Costa can get the needed treatment is now closing on its target of $100,000!
This kid was the most professional cyclist I have ever seen, while not even yet being an ‘official’ professional. He approached cycling with an insane drive and unreal work ethic, which I know he will apply to his rehab. Let’s help him in any way we can.https://t.co/j8YTRezuKm
— Larry Warbasse (@larrywarbasse) August 9, 2018
The squad now aims to aid their former rider from a leg amputation and since they first opened it a couple of days ago, big names of the cycling world have contributed reaching the target in less than three days.
Hard to process this news the last days. But Adrien is a fighter and he’ll be back climbing, skiing and ripping around on his bike soon, I have no doubt. For now, he needs some help getting there. One thing is certain, all of the @HBAxeon extended family will be behind him ⚒. https://t.co/3MCCnZBYg2
— Tao Geoghegan Hart (@taogeoghegan) August 8, 2018
Now, Adrien Costa,20, will be able to cover his medical expenses and operation after the terrible climbing accident that took place a while ago leaving doctors with no other choice but to amputate his right leg starting from above the knee.
An impressive rider
Costa was considered one of the America’s best young cyclists after winning several stages at the Tour of Utah. He also won first place overall at the Tour de Bretagne back in 2016.
Hang in there @AdrienCosta! Glad you’re doing well! To those that supported me I couldn’t possibly thank them enough, but here is another legend who needs help and I know as much as any that every dollar helps! Please help by donating or sharing ❤️ https://t.co/K50j1FgPLs
— Keagan Girdlestone (@keaganstone) August 8, 2018
“Everyone at Hagens Berman Axeon is deeply saddened by the news and our thoughts and prayers are with Adrien’s family and friends at this difficult time,” his team expressed on their fundraising page’s main message.
“We have set up this page to help with medical expenses and are asking the cycling community to join our efforts. Any donations, or help you can offer in terms of sharing this link, would be greatly appreciated.”
Sans voix devant cette terrible nouvelle. Adrien, un immense talent, une personnalité exceptionnelle d’un homme libre ; une des plus riches rencontres que le sport m’a fait vivre. https://t.co/MSLzbJP7ZY
— Romain Bardet (@romainbardet) August 9, 2018