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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.
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.
But if hills are precious around you, it is a very fitting name for that one person who lives there. So every community probably had their Vandenberg and the rest is history...
Edit: and as RhD correctly pointed out, the term "Berg" might have been used rather vaguely...
 
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.

 
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.

Let's hope he doesn't crash and decides an important race because of that.
 
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Seriously? After Damien Gaudin, Dorian Godon and David Gaudu, we get another one?!
 
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Seriously? After Damien Gaudin, Dorian Godon and David Gaudu, we get another one?!
You just haven't been paying attention! :p

(Dated Feb 20, 2021)

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.
 
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