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Video 1:

Bär: "That was the hardest and toughest that anybody's ever trained. It's good that a bear has no natural enemies"
Trainer: "That's something only you believe"

Screencaps: "Are you ready? The Capital City Race for everybody... and the pros. 22 May 2011. Sign up now at www.skoda-velothon-berlin.de"

Video 2:

Bär: "And... we will be there. Skoda Velothon from Berlin."

Same screen messages.
 
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Hi all,

I'd like some advice from native English speakers. In Dutch we use the word "palmares" for the list of a rider's victories. What would be the English equivalent? Google Translate mentions "honours list". But I'm not quite sure whether this is correct in this particular sports/cycling context. The term "career achievements" feels a bit too broad as it goes beyond victories.

Or perhaps "palmares" is generally accepted in (cycling-)English?

All answers are much appreciated.
 
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Hi all,

I'd like some advice from native English speakers. In Dutch we use the word "palmares" for the list of a rider's victories. What would be the English equivalent? Google Translate mentions "honours list". But I'm not quite sure whether this is correct in this particular sports/cycling context. The term "career achievements" feels a bit too broad as it goes beyond victories.

Or perhaps "palmares" is generally accepted in (cycling-)English?

All answers are much appreciated.
I think palmares is the most used term.
 
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Very interesting question. I think in English-languages websites, especially if they are not entirely Euro-road race focused, “career highlights” is the rough equivalent. But in the U.S. I’m skeptical that there is a clear equivalent. Whereas a typical palmares includes podiums and green/polka dot jerseys, in the US it is wins that get almost all the attention (except at the Olympics, because a bronze or silver adds to the medal count).

I only have a couple of friends who are bike-racing fans, and I think if I started using the term palmares in a conversation they would think I’m being a bit precious. Obviously, I need more bike-racing followers as friends!
 
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And what about Google's proposal of "honour list"? Does it make sense? I'm a bit sceptical as it is a litteral translation of the Dutch "erelijst" (which is a synonym of "palmares").
 
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