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My favourite, as has been mentioned once on this thread, is Taco Van Der Hoorn. But also pretty good, and not mentioned that I noticed, is Pozzovivo, which (if memory serves - I can't find the article I read this in years ago) was changed from Puzzovivo, which translates roughly to 'living stench'.
 
skidmark said:
My favourite, as has been mentioned once on this thread, is Taco Van Der Hoorn. But also pretty good, and not mentioned that I noticed, is Pozzovivo, which (if memory serves - I can't find the article I read this in years ago) was changed from Puzzovivo, which translates roughly to 'living stench'.
Yes, I also heard that (terrible name by the way).

Now, as far as I know, his name means living well (as in a well that is alive, not a good way of living).
 
Thai names are usually weird, unless you're from Thailand I guess:
For instance, 29 year old Thurakit Boonratanathanakorn has had the season of his life so far, with 35 CQ points this year, compared to only 1 last year.
 
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GuyIncognito said:
Koronin said:
One of my all time favorite names in the peloton has been Sylvain Chavanel.
Even your favorite name is Spanish :D

LOL Well my favorite name that if I had a child is Spanish as well. (I don't have children by choice). If I had a son my first choice for a name is Diego my second choice is Alejandro. I couldn't pick them as coolest names in the peloton (esp Alejandro) as they are common names.
 
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tobydawq said:
RedheadDane said:
Okay, I realise he's (probably) not a pro, but... Cfrankjkoviengic!
I have questions. Mainly, "How…?" How do you even pronounce that without tying your tongue into a knot?
That's probably the most "let me just push a bunch of random buttons on my keyboard"-looking name I have ever seen!
I was actually just thinking something to that extend:
Maybe whoever was in charge of registering him just sneezed and accidentally hit a bunch of random keys.
Bit like how "Hodge" became "Hodeg", just with slightly less… pronounce-able results.

(And now some Croatian on this forum is probably gonna jump in all "Actually, it's pronounced 'Smith'."
 
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RedheadDane said:
tobydawq said:
RedheadDane said:
Okay, I realise he's (probably) not a pro, but... Cfrankjkoviengic!
I have questions. Mainly, "How…?" How do you even pronounce that without tying your tongue into a knot?
That's probably the most "let me just push a bunch of random buttons on my keyboard"-looking name I have ever seen!
I was actually just thinking something to that extend:
Maybe whoever was in charge of registering him just sneezed and accidentally hit a bunch of random keys.
Bit like how "Hodge" became "Hodeg", just with slightly less… pronounce-able results.

(And now some Croatian on this forum is probably gonna jump in all "Actually, it's pronounced 'Smith'."
:lol: :lol:
 
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GenericBoonenFan said:
RedheadDane said:
Okay, I realise he's (probably) not a pro, but... Cfrankjkoviengic!
I have questions. Mainly, "How…?" How do you even pronounce that without tying your tongue into a knot?
How did you even end up finding his name?
Who cares? What is important is that we all visit his page multiple times every time we have our computers on, so that we can bump up his visits counter for the week, and turn him into a cult figure.
 
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ClassicomanoLuigi said:
Colombia is producing the best names per capita of any nation

Winner Anacona
Darwin Atapuma
Rigoberto Uran Uran

Basque cyclists, many great names. It depends on one's native language, but they are appealing because of the consonant clusters of K, X, Z, and the accents

Beñat Intxausti
Gorka Izagirre
Amets Txurruka

I kind of agree with the Lithuania suggestion as well. Anyway, most of the 'good names' are probably on others' lists as well but it is indeed an interesting question why some names seem outstanding

Ignatas Konovalovas
Simona Krupeckaitė
Ramūnas Navardauskas

'Lance Armstrong' is a very good name for a cartoon action-hero, and that is for sure one reason why Lance was marketable by corporations
Made me think of Lance Crossfire from Roger Ramjet.
My all-time favourite name in the peloton was Jeroen Blijlevens.
 
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