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I'm afraid we'll need to close this thread, as we have a clear winner now: Gabriel Muller felt it's time to turn into a Turkish "cycling champion" and changed his name to Mehmet Şampiyonbisiklet


Changing nationality; that has happened a couple of times
Changing your whole name? pretty sure that's never happened before.
Also, when did it happen? He was in TdL until, well... today! Pretty sure PCS had him listed as French, with his old name on the startlists originally.
And how the heck did he come up with that name?
 
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Changing nationality; that has happened a couple of times
Changing your whole name? pretty sure that's never happened before.
Also, when did it happen? He was in TdL until, well... today! Pretty sure PCS had him listed as French, with his old name on the startlists originally.
And how the heck did he come up with that name?
Well, the name means champion of cycling, how do you think he came up with it?
 
Changing nationality; that has happened a couple of times
Changing your whole name? pretty sure that's never happened before.
Also, when did it happen? He was in TdL until, well... today! Pretty sure PCS had him listed as French, with his old name on the startlists originally.
And how the heck did he come up with that name?

It's pretty common for athletes that receive Turkish citizenship to also get new Turkish names. The Nigerian footballer Uche Okechukwu, who played for Brøndby in the 90s, became Deniz Uygar, for instance.