So although they have no squad members an no race dates listed in 5 years at PCS, I looked at their website, and saw it as "Racing for Veterans",which I interpreted not in a military sense, but as the antithesis of an U-23 development team. Maybe Rebellin's next venture.
Don't forget Samuel Spokes.So although they have no squad members an no race dates listed in 5 years at PCS, I looked at their website, and saw it as "Racing for Veterans",which I interpreted not in a military sense, but as the antithesis of an U-23 development team. Maybe Rebellin's next venture.
And so I looked to see how much older than Valverde most of their riders are, and that doesn't seem to be the case at all. But still with that mindset, I was vaguely amused to see that they have a rider called Matt Zimmer, who could perhaps join up for a veteran-suitable tandem pairing with Alex Frame.
Come to think of it, how has Frame been overlooked in this thread for so long? Are there other riders named after component parts of a bike?
EDIT: Remco Te Brake, of course
2nd Edit: and Axel Merckx
No, it doesn't. The word "loo" isn't really used in colloquial Dutch. But it's quite common as a toponym, where it basically means forest or wood. So his surname could be translated as Woodhouse.Does "Loo" have the same meaning in Dutch as in English?
That is... a bit of a relief. I had read that some Dutch surnames basically have their origins in wanting to take the piss of Napoleon, but that would probably be a bit too silly.
Loo, woodhouse, outhouse - it's all the same.
Equivalent to English -ley, -ly, -lea, -leigh as in Beverly ("beaver woodland" or "beaver clearing") and Berkeley ("birch woodland").
I *** you not I didn't even know it referred to a forest and there's a million places ending in -lo around here.
I expect he'd been saving that up for a while.Vladimir Karpets will always be my favourite, just for that time he was getting dropped and David Duffield said "it's curtains for Karpets".