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Coolest Names in the Peloton*

24 Mar 2017 07:19

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Now, this has nothing to do with riders' personality or riding style, it's simply a matter of his or her name.
I'll start out with a few favourites of mine:

Winner Anacona.
Come on, his name is Winner! I know it's due to a mistake, but honestly, I just think that makes it even cooler since it means he has an interesting story to tell.

Amanuel Gebrezgabihier Egerzeigzaarhka.
Now, there's a rider I'd like to see in the breakaway of a major race some day. :D
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24 Mar 2017 07:47

Sonny Colbrelli is pretty cool. Taken out of a Godfather movie.
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Re: Coolest Names in the Peloton

24 Mar 2017 08:11

RedheadDane wrote:Now, this has nothing to do with riders' personality or riding style, it's simply a matter of his or her name.
I'll start out with a few favourites of mine:

Winner Anacona.
Come on, his name is Winner! I know it's due to a mistake, but honestly, I just think that makes it even cooler since it means he has an interesting story to tell.


His last name on the other hand....christ. Then again my spanish is rusty.

Anyway, I've always been partial to Jefferson Rueda, Emanuele Sella and Marco Velo. They're all names of bike parts.
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24 Mar 2017 08:30

Just yesterday, I thought about how funny the name of Bo Hamburger must sound to English speaking people.

Also I'm a little sad that I never got to hear a commentator try to pronounce Gert Jõeäär.

Alaphilippe is a very nice name, I think. Froome as well.
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24 Mar 2017 09:09

Darwin Atapuma
Lars Boom
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24 Mar 2017 09:10

All danish names cause you don't understand where the name ends and where the family name starts. Until Redhead comes to teach you.
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24 Mar 2017 09:11

Bert van Lerberghe - If someone has a name that just screams "flandrien" it's him
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24 Mar 2017 09:28

Jack Bauer obviously
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24 Mar 2017 10:36

SafeBet wrote:All danish names cause you don't understand where the name ends and where the family name starts. Until Redhead comes to teach you.


I... what?
Actually, I find most Danish names kinda boring, maybe because I'm used to them. Especially the sen-names, suppose there's a reason riders like Cort, Valgren, and Norman are known primarily by their middle names. Mørkøv and Holm too, I suppose, though they may officially have made their middle names their surnames...
Though I think a name like Mads Würtz Schmidt might be kinda hard for foreigners to pronounce. In fact the Flemish commentators for Handzame classic seemed to have some problems.

For me there seem to be certain nationalities whose names I find cool. I have a thing for those really long complicated names which seem to be quite common among both Eritreans and Lithuanians. I also quite like the Belgian ckx ending; that's anger right there.
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24 Mar 2017 11:05

RedheadDane wrote:I have a thing for those really long complicated names


Go to CQRanking, PCS or similar. Search for riders of madagascar nationality.

You're welcome.

Personal favorite: Alain Hasinavalonarazafindrakato
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24 Mar 2017 11:10

Now, how do I search for nationality in PCS? But yeah, that's a mouthful! :cool:
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24 Mar 2017 11:20

The Thai rider Thurakit Boonratanathanakoorn who was riding the Tour of Langkawi also has a somewhat bombastic name.
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24 Mar 2017 11:48

Been dreaming of Seb Fini making it to the WT and attacking on a col in the TDF with the French commentator going: "C'est Fini! .. c'est Fini!!"

Other than that, I like ..

Leopold König
Darwin Atapuma

and last but not least
Jack Bauer!!
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24 Mar 2017 12:27

Oliviero Troia of course :D
Riposa in pace, Michele!
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24 Mar 2017 12:44

Not a rider, but just found this in the clinic
Dr. Sergey Portugalov

"Hi, I'd like to speak to Dr. Helmut Dänemark"

edit - Przemysław Niemiec comes to mind
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24 Mar 2017 12:55

For different reasons:

Lenin Zubieta
Stalin Quitero
Ali Ali
Oskar Malasetxebarria Ibaibarriaga
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24 Mar 2017 12:59

Przemysław Niemiec is kind of funny because "Niemiec" means "a German" in Polish language.

Gallopin also sounds funny in Polish because it sounds almost like "with gallop" in our language.

I'm surprised that Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour hasn't been mentioned so far.

After learning a bit of Dutch, some names start to sound funny because many Dutch names could be translated literally to other languages.

Andrey Amador Bikkazakova sounds funny too. Mix of different languages.
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24 Mar 2017 13:59

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24 Mar 2017 14:24

And how about this former NC of France with the very appropriate name? http://www.procyclingstats.com/rider.php?id=138679
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24 Mar 2017 15:46

too bad Anacona's surname is not "Anaconda". "Winner Anaconda" would be 10/10.

Ángel Vicioso (vicious angel).

GuyIncognito wrote:
His last name on the other hand....christ. Then again my spanish is rusty.



Anacona sounds like a toponimic of indigenous origin, I don't think it's from Spanish.

edit: according to Wikipedia, it is of Quechua-Aymara origin: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Apellidos_ind%C3%ADgenas_de_Colombia
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