Riders with similar names

by TheBigMong   June 16, 2013  

I can't be the only one who confuses riders and puts the "wrong" one on my team from time to time. So who do you get mixed up in your head?

These ones have messed me up so far:

Gorka Izaguirre & Jon Izaguirre

Grabsch, Gretsch, Geschke, Rasch, and someone elseschkschch I can't think of right now

Thibaut Pinot, Cedric Pineau, and Jerome Pineau

Cameron Meyer, Christian Meier, and Travis Meyer

And probably the most embarrassing two I've mixed up would be Pinotti and Scarponi.

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José Herrada Lopez and Jesus Herrada Lopez

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
16th June 2013 - 17:08

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Nicki and Chris Anker Sorensen of course.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
16th June 2013 - 21:52

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Always used to mix up Tanel Kangert and Bram Tankink not any more though..... Devil Devil

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
16th June 2013 - 22:15

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and that spaniard sanchez...

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
16th June 2013 - 23:17

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During last years Giro I put £5 on J Rodriguez to win a particular stage at 500/1 thinking I'd got amazing odds, turns out I bet on Jackson Rodriguez.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th June 2013 - 7:12

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drheaton wrote:
During last years Giro I put £5 on J Rodriguez to win a particular stage at 500/1 thinking I'd got amazing odds, turns out I bet on Jackson Rodriguez.

Good old J-Rod II

there's also Vanendert's,Moreno's,Sagan's,Schleck's,Chavanel's(and a Chainel!!),Martin's,Velits',Dumoulin's,Izagirre's,Caruso's and Haedo's just at the elitre end of the sport but the one's I always mix up are:

Ivan Santamorita and Mauro Santambrogio
Theo Bos and Lars Boom
Thomas Lofqvist and Lars Petter Nordhaug

Could be worse though I've seen Carlton Kirby mix up Bernie Eisel and Ian Stannard....whilst Stannard was wearing the GB champs kit!!

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
17th June 2013 - 8:09

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Yohann Gene (Europcar) and Yohan Bagot (Cofidis)

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
18th June 2013 - 7:34

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There are two Feillus, and two Henaos as well. And of course the Downings.

For some reason I always confuse Eisel and Kittel. No sane reason for this though (also suffer with Kadri/Gadret, Duarte/Duque and Gretcsh/Grabsch).

Other oddities:

Niemiec (which I think I correctly pronounce nee-em-ee-ets) always makes the mahna-mahna song from the Muppets pop into my head. Also his first name (Przemyslaw) is hilariously unpronouncable.

Nairo Quintana - whenever I hear his name, I think of Jesus Quintana, the pederastic bowler from The Big Lebowski, specifically the quote "F---in' Quintana man? That creep can roll".

Henao - makes me think of Crowded House ("Hey now, Hey now...")

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posted by Ghedebrav [1030 posts]
18th June 2013 - 14:16

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Demare and Delage

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7258 posts]
18th June 2013 - 14:38

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I done it again... Quintana and Quinziato. D Oh

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
3rd July 2013 - 11:59

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Dupont, Hupond, Huguet. Not that I ever pick any of them.

posted by chokofingrz [257 posts]
3rd July 2013 - 14:05

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Markel Irizar nad Jan Bakelants....or was that just the ITV commentary crew!!

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
4th July 2013 - 12:38

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