Things named after pro cycling

May 6, 2009
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Where I live we have:

Discovery Drive
O'Grady Street
Goss Ave
A business named Ullrich Aluminum (Linky)

That's all I can think of ATM, what about you?
 
Apr 18, 2010
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Hennie Kuiper Allee

After a flat tire in the 1982 Amstel Gold Race, Hennie Kuiper used a shortcut to rejoin the leaders. (he takes the shortcut at 4:16)

An unofficial sign was placed on the street and it is still there:
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The AGR still passes this corner, but the shortcut is blocked during the race.
 
Apr 18, 2010
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Two more

There's a corner in France named after Wim van Est, the corner of his famous crash (Virtual Musette) and (Steephill)

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In the east of the Netherlands there's also a "hill" (a few meters high) named after a local rider. It started out as a joke...

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Magnus said:
I Denmark we have villages named Riis and Skibby

Sure the villages weren't there first? Skibby doesn't sound like such an unusual name for a village...
As for Riis, well; there's Riisskov so sounds logical there'd be a place called Riis too...

Yup... I'm evil and destroying other people's cool posting! :p
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Near my house there is a 12k climb that has a side road that, if you take it, increases the gradient to 25% from approx 8%. It is called heart trouble lane and oh, it is gravel too. You will need a 23:eek:
 
Feb 27, 2010
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Los Angeles got its initials from Lance's :D

I think a hill in Netherlands got named Gesink or something like that by Robert Gesink. I remember reading this somewhere but can't remember where for sure.
 
I always loved The Delgados because of their name, but never really got their music under my skin, unfortunately. It's a huge plus, though, that they named a couple of early albums Domestiques and Peloton respectively. They even did a split single with a band/artist called Van Impe! Gotta love it. This song and video is wonderful, by the way. A shame they cut the intro from the video version.

And while we're at the cycling lovin' indie popsters, the band Tramway recorded songs called Gianni Bugno Wheels and Tour du Pont. Lovely, although I haven't heard any of them.
 
Apr 8, 2010
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RedheadDane said:
I can't help wondering where the Riis place is...
I'm not quite sure, but I know I've seen the signpost.

And didn't they name the climb in Mende after Jalabert?
 
On just about every ride I do, I pass Cavendish Place, in Brighton East, Melbourne. I start swearing uncontrollably for approx 2 seconds.

I also pass Evans Avenue, Moorabbin, occasionally.

I am yet to find an Abdoujaparov Road, however.