This is Rui Costa. He's the guy at the Lisbon airport, sitting in that little glass box, who checked my passport. But it's not really a picture of Rui Costa. They wouldn't let me take a picture of him, even though I only really wanted a picture of his namebadge. See, they're funny about taking pictures of passport officials at airports. Not funny ha-ha, more like funny lead you away in zip-tie handcuffs to a small room with a locked door.
So, it's not really Rui Costa. Also, he's not the Rui Costa I'm talking about.
|Rui Costa in his national team kit|
But he's not the Rui Costa I'm talking about.
This is Rui Costa. Or, more precisely, Rui Alberto Fario da Costa. He's currently the team leader for the Lampre-Merida cycling team, much to the chagrin of many US Americans, who'd prefer to see Costa's teammate Chris Horner as the team leader.
|That's Horner on the right, looking salty.|
|Chris Horner, you're outside the circle of trust|
|That's Costa on the left behind the cast of Jersey Shore, I think, wearing the World champion stripes|
|Photo by Cycling Inquisition|
But this not Rui Costa. This is my friend Pedro Carvalho. He might be the most interesting man in the world.
|Check out Pedro at Mountain Biking in Lisbon|
|I don't understand what's going on here.|
|What I'd look like in Lampre gear|
Did I mention I saw Lance having a beer at a bike show in Portugal? Pretty sure he was working there.
|Hey, a guy's gotta eat.|
Your beer pairing:
Sovina beers. Basically the only craft beer I came across in Portugal. It was pretty good. Give it a shot if you ever find it.
Go be brave.