On the first sight it may seem strange, but to me it actually makes a lot of sense. Imagine if they had hills all around, it would be of no use calling someone "from the hill" because half of the people would be living in the hills so such name would make no differentiation between them.The Van den Berg discussion in the Transfers and Rumours thread made me think of the irony of Van den Berg being one of the most popular last names in the Netherlands.
Yeah. Just taking the piss on Napoleon.I thought the name had come about as an objection to a new law that required everyone to choose a family name when there had been no tradition of it. So lots of them chose a name that in no way described them or their location.
De Vries is the most popular in Frisia, though.I thought the name had come about as an objection to a new law that required everyone to choose a family name when there had been no tradition of it. So lots of them chose a name that in no way described them or their location.
Let's hope he doesn't crash and decides an important race because of that.Damn, not only is this an absolutely epic 4 word last name but the man looks like Nicholas Latifi, who curiously has the same first name as him.Nick Kergozou De La Boessiere (born 1996-04-29) is a semi-professional road racing cyclist from New Zealand, currently riding for St George Continental Cycling Team. His best results are 1st place in stage New Zealand Cycle Classic and 2nd place in stage New Zealand Cycle Classic.www.procyclingstats.com
You just haven't been paying attention!Seriously? After Damien Gaudin, Dorian Godon and David Gaudu, we get another one?!Donavan Grondin (born 2000-09-26) is a professional road racing cyclist from France, currently riding for Team Arkéa Samsic. His best results are 32nd place in BEMER Cyclassics and 7th place in Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré.www.procyclingstats.com
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As you already know, Damien Gaudin and Dorian Godon may have more in common than their mother tongue. But the conspiracy doesn't end there.
In a shed, somewhere in Burgundy perhaps, weird experiments were once being carried out by a Dr. Mabuse-like character to ensure, that every major French team in the future would have someone with the initials DG (possibly sponsored by Dolce and Gabbana) and an English sounding given name in their squads.
You have the experienced Damien Gaudin at Direct Énergie, the cheese champion, Dorian Godon, at AG2R and formerly Cofidis, and the one you're always waiting for, David Gaudu, at FdJ.
And last, but not least, we have a guy, who hasn't proved himself yet, but he will ultimately do so in the upcoming years.
Introducing the Reunion Fusion, that is Donavan Grondin of Arkéa Samsic.
Damien Gaudin and Dorian Godon could make a team of three with David Gaudu.
(I'm sorry, but I'm just very much obsessed with this all-important issue)One of them could ride with Donavan Grondin.
Well it probably won't belong before I do the same thing, so I'm ready to fall off my high horse any minute now.Arguably my ability to pay attention has declined quite sharply in recent years. It may not be the last time I will bring up a name that someone else had mentioned earlier in this thread.
I‘m a Taco van der Hoorn loyalist when it comes to this thread, but this is pretty special
Yes, I just noticed him on the startlist and came here to post. What a great name. Had I known there was a rider called Bogdan Pop he would've made it on my CQ game roster, that's for sure.I‘m a Taco van der Hoorn loyalist when it comes to this thread, but this is pretty special
That's one way to select CQ game rosters!Yes, I just noticed him on the startlist and came here to post. What a great name. Had I known there was a rider called Bogdan Pop he would've made it on my CQ game roster, that's for sure.