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Is it possible to put together a purist team made purely of riders known by animal nicknames?

From the top of my head I can think of a Gorilla, a Honey Badger, a (Froome)Dog and a Lion of Bucaramanga.

Any more suggestions? Quick, so I can get a team in on time!

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djb123 [86 posts] 3 years ago
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The Bull of Beveland, Johnny Hoogerland.

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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whos the beast?

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enrique [2341 posts] 3 years ago
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Wel, Jose Enrique Gutierrez was 'El Bufalo' but I think he's different from Jose Ivan Gutierrez... I don't know if you want to check here:

http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=437.0

I looked at it but I couldn't see anything when I glanced over the list...

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JohnnyRemo [149 posts] 3 years ago
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Ian Stannard's nickname is "Yogi" - so another bear!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

whos the beast?

I'm sure I've heard DeGendt called that?

Plus we have the Manx(Cat)Missile.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks guys! Getting there, though budget may be an issue.

Can't believe I didn't think of Yogi...

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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So, I've got:

Andre Greipel - the Gorilla
Ramunas Navardauskas - the Honey Badger
Jose Serpa Perez - the Lion of Bucaramanga
Ian Stannard - Yogi
Johnny Hoogerland - the Bull of Beveland
Robert Gesink - the Condor of Varsseveld
Jakob Fuglsang - Birdie (apparently)
Thomas De Gendt - the Beast

and, with apologies

Murilo Antonio FISCHer

Actually not that bad a team. Though I have entered it under the name of my cat, Leonard (and officially speaking, to my wife's email).

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Out of competition we have a Shark, a Dolphin, a Squirrel, a Camel and a Cobra.

And what's the difference between a Buffalo and a Bison? You can't wash your hands in Jose Enrique Gutierrez.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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So, I've got:

Andre Greipel - the Gorilla
Ramunas Navardauskas - the Honey Badger
Jose Serpa Perez - the Lion of Bucaramanga
Ian Stannard - Yogi
Johnny Hoogerland - the Bull of Beveland
Robert Gesink - the Condor of Varsseveld
Jakob Fuglsang - Birdie (apparently)
Thomas De Gendt - the Beast

and, with apologies

Murilo Antonio FISCHer

and it's legal at 148.0 credits......be interesting to score this team as purist during the event!!!

Just a shame we can't have the Welsh Dragon....Geraint Thomas who I'm really looking forward to seeing in this years tour and reckon he may have a stage win in him.