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Q. Why didn't Remco brake after the finish of today's stage?

A. Because his name is not Remco te Brake

 
Q. Why didn't Remco brake after the finish of today's stage?

A. Because his name is not Remco te Brake

Side note: "Rem" is Dutch for brake.
 
This guy's last name could be separated into three words in a very interesting way...

 
This guy's last name could be separated into three words in a very interesting way...

Or into two words if he is found to have assassinated the Prime Minister of Hungary.
 
Not a rider, but Intermarche just signed the amazingly named "Adriaan Helmantel" as a trainer. A quick look at Google Translate tells me that 'helmantel' means 'helmet'. Something that is very important as a bike rider.

Helm is the Dutch word for helmet, but I don't know what antel means (other than being the acronym for Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones).
 
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It's a travesty this man hasn't ridded Dauphine, yet. Also, why was he riding for a team called U 22 until last August, when he was 24?
 
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It's a travesty this man hasn't ridded Dauphine, yet. Also, why was he riding for a team called U 22 until last August, when he was 24?

"22" simply refers to the number of the départment, which in the case of Côtes d'Armor is 22. A lot of French départments are (co-) financing local amateur squads, and that's why there are a lot of French amateur squads that refer to their départment's number in their name, and even one pro team:

St. Michel – Mavic – Auber 93 (93 = Seine-Saint-Denis)
Grenoble Métropole Cyclisme 38 (38 = Isère)
GSC Blagnac Vélo Sport 31 (31 = Haute-Garonne)
Mayenne – VandB – Monbana – Laval Cyclisme 53 (53 = Mayenne)
Océane Top 16 (16 = Charente)
Team 24 Formation (24 = Dordogne)
UC Cholet 49 (49 = Maine-et-Loire)
VC Rouen 76 (76 = Seine-Maritime)

The defunct Delko ProTeam was at times being known as La Pomme Marseille 13, with 13 of course referring to the départment Bouches-du-Rhône being a co-sponsor of the team.