93rd Milano-Torino (26.09.2012)

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icefire said:
Not always. If father's name is very common some people use both or only their mother's name if it is less common.
Yeah ok, like with Raul Gonzalez Blanco for example. But those are the exceptions that prove the rule :D
 
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Der Effe said:
Yeah ok, like with Raul Gonzalez Blanco for example. But those are the exceptions that prove the rule :D
It is an exception, mostly due to his Mom's surname being "Blanco" or "White" in Spanish. He was -- and still is -- a Real Madrid icon. Connect the dots... ;)

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RedFury said:
It is an exception, mostly due to his Mom's surname being "Blanco" or "White" in Spanish. He was -- and still is -- a Real Madrid icon. Connect the dots... ;)

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Why is more generally known ONLY by his first name then? The same with Xavi from barca?
 
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Dedelou said:
both of them will be "marked" by everybody. Will be interesting to see if they can get clear early and outlast the chasers.
Is the route the same this year? If so you can mark someone all you want, it won't count for anything at the last climb.
 
Jul 26, 2009
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williamp78 said:
Why is more generally known ONLY by his first name then? The same with Xavi from barca?
It's something we've kind of copied from Brazilians over time. As you know their football stars have long been known on a first name -- or nick -- basis (Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, Romario, Juninho, Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Kaka et al) -- so now you have the likes of Raul, Iker, Xavi, Xabi, Isco etc. But then again, many others are mostly know by their first surname only: Arbeola, Iniesta*, Guti*, Torres etc.

As for Alberto Contador, it's either one -- most people will know him either way. And of course, there's "Vamos Conta!"

*aka "Don Andres" and a shortening of "Gutierrez" respectively.
 
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Just how prestigious is it to win Milano-Torino?

No matter what with the riders participating I'd wish that they'd shown it live.
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Can't watch the vid, damn.

If anyone can watch the vid, would be cool if you record it.

I'm not gonna ask to tell what happened since i want to see that myself ;)
 
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