Rui Costa was 10th before the Tour after winning two years in a row the Tour de Suisse.
We know now that he will be out of the Vuelta,
but his quest to finish inside the UCI Top 10 – as he did in 2012 – is not over.
The race calendar for Rui Costa’s remaining season (extracted from his website) is the following (events signed with * award UCI points accordingly to the scale of the UCI World Ranking set in 2009 available on):
|G.P. Plouay*||September 1|
|Brussels Cycling Classics||September 7|
|G.P. de Fourmies||September 8|
|G.P. Québec*||September 13|
|G.P. Montréal*||September 15|
So, all the best Rui Costa, keep struggling and you will be again inside UCI Top 10 in 2013!