What’s In a Name – Part III

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Many riders have surnames that are also nouns. I apologise if this ruins your TV viewing, those once exotic Euro names can actually prove a bit dull but here are some of the peloton’s names translated into English:

Davide Malacarne = Davide Badmeat
Giovanni Visconti = Giovanni Viscounts
Jonas Ljungblad = Jonas Heatherleaf
Karsten Kroon = Karsten Crown
Martijn Maaskant = Martijn Sidenetting
Oscar Gatto = Oscar Cat
Paulo Tiralongo = Paul Longpull
Steve Cozza = Steve Mussel
Theo Bos = Theo Woods

What’s in a name – Part I
What’s in a name – Part II
What’s in a name – Part III
What’s in a name – Part IV
What’s in a name – Part V
What’s in a name – Part VI
What’s in a name – Part VII

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Paco June 14, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Maaskant means side of the river Maas, so Maasside should be the translation. The dictionary probably suggest “netting” and “side” for the word kant.

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