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My personal favourite is Johann of Zyl. he sounds like he should be in Buck Rogers or sutin.

Also a fan of Boy van Poppel as a name.

How about youse?

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 3 years ago
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Well Pelizotti is quite good.

Then:

Jeremy Hunt (because he's always in the news :P)

Kenny Van Hummel

Iljo Klesse

Michele Scarponi

Schleck is quite nice to say

As is Cancellara (Especially with a hard c - Can-CH-ell-aara)

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Leviathan [2127 posts] 3 years ago
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(Bike) Ryder Hesjedal.

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 3 years ago
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A list of the names I like

Bauke Mollema
Matteo Montaguti
Gianluca Brambilla
Lars Petter Nordhaug
Alexsandr Dyachenko
Mathieu Ladagnous
Wout Poels
Daniel Teklehaymanot
Dennis van Winden
Fumiyuki Beppu

Steve Cummings  19 19

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seanieh66 [196 posts] 3 years ago
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 16 That BOY Van Poppel did well  3

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PJ McNally [591 posts] 3 years ago
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djamolidine abdoujaparov.

Also quite liking ben swift, a bit of nominative determinism there.

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farrell [1950 posts] 3 years ago
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Another vote for the Tashkent Terror, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov. The name alone got me into cycling.

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therealsmallboy [168 posts] 3 years ago
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I like Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador, as long as they're said in an over the top Spanglish accent with plenty of tongue-roll on the 'R'.

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TallAlex [12 posts] 3 years ago
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Lars Boom is my absolute favourite.

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VecchioJo [397 posts] 3 years ago
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Vladimir Karpets

and it's a retail career when his pro contract ends

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The Rumpo Kid [589 posts] 3 years ago
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I always thought the name Beryl Burton had a ring of Northern gumption about it.

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NeilG83 [301 posts] 3 years ago
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Some of the Basque riders have got great names;
Amets Txurruka, Xabier Zandio and Haimar Zubeldia.

Another favourite is Winner Andrew Anacona of Lampre. His Dad was a fan of the cyclists Peter Winnen and Andrew Hampsten, but made a spelling mistake.  4

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jollygoodvelo [1468 posts] 3 years ago
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I always love the Italian names. Eros Capecchi, Elia Viviani, Marco Pantani. You can be so expressive with them... Maaaaarrrrco Pantaaaahhhni.

But I think my favourite has to be Lars Boom. BOOM! I hope when he retires he starts a bike company. I want a bike that has BOOM! on it.

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Kingrolo [50 posts] 3 years ago
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My favourites are.....

Jack Bauer (I bet he does whispershouting like Keifer Sutherland)
Columbian rider Atapuma
my namesake and white jersey winner Benoit Salmon

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FatDadOnABike [13 posts] 3 years ago
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Sammy du Moulin - Always makes me think of Windy Miller from Trumpton

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notfastenough [3708 posts] 3 years ago
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What a great thread!

Ben Swift +1 - you seen what his twitter name is? Swiftybswift - clever eh?!

Jack Bauer is clearly very cool.

However, you all missed the daddy of brilliant names, that used to make my mum laugh when I watching the TdF at my parents house...

Bo Hamburger!

I do love the idea of a bike named 'BOOM!' though.

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andyp [1460 posts] 3 years ago
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Yup, my wife used to kick my arse at fantasy TdF simply by going for the comedy names team

Bo Hamburger
Laurent Jellybear
Mr 60% 'Beanu Reeves'from Point Break and Bill and Ted
Vlad Karpets
etc..

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Deswahriff [15 posts] 3 years ago
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PJ McNally wrote:

djamolidine abdoujaparov.

Also quite liking ben swift, a bit of nominative determinism there.

...Abdou...!! beat me to it! my (at that time) 4 year old neice could pronounce it perfectly!!

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arrieredupeleton [576 posts] 3 years ago
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Blel Kadri. I dont know what a blel is but it's cool.

I'll see your Ben Swift and I'll raise you...

Tony Gallopin. A proper sprinters name but only if you pronounce it in an Anglo voice.

Jonathan Castroviejo. Just because it's a great name he clearly has a future in making Roija.

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NeilG83 [301 posts] 3 years ago
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Songezo Jim is in the MTN-Qhubeka squad for Milan-San Remo.
Awesome name and great back story too:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/songezo-jim-living-his-dream-with-mtn-qh...

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spin cycle [70 posts] 3 years ago
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Kristian House always brings a wry smile

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stepho [90 posts] 3 years ago
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Rigoberto Uran Uran. so good they named him twice.  1

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Another vote for Winner Andrew Anacona. Having a first name of Winner is amazing, but to have the Andrew in the middle of a Columbian name is equally amusing

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 3 years ago
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How could we forget:

MEHDI SOHRABI

The man.

The machine.

The legend.

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notfastenough [3708 posts] 3 years ago
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NeilG83 wrote:

Songezo Jim is in the MTN-Qhubeka squad for Milan-San Remo.
Awesome name and great back story too:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/songezo-jim-living-his-dream-with-mtn-qh...

Thanks for posting, that is indeed some backstory. Hope he does well. How long until he is listed last name first and ends up being referred to as Jim Songezo?

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djb123 [86 posts] 3 years ago
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Pippo Pozzato, or maybe Dimitri Champion.

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Sadly Biggins [269 posts] 3 years ago
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I like Bob Jungels, not sure why

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Edgeley [370 posts] 3 years ago
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Floyd Landis. I always get mixed up and turn him into Lloyd Flandis.

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eden park roller [10 posts] 3 years ago
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It's got to be Lars Boom. Or the mighty Thor Hushovd.

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Grizzerly [317 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm going to lower the tone of this thread by drawing attention to Matthieu Sprick.

'Pippo' Pozzato is a good name, but I believe in many European countries 'pippo' has unfortunate connotations.

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sling [7 posts] 3 years ago
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I've got a soft spot for Nico Eeckhout (aka Rambo). Iljo Keisse rolls off the tongue too.

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