Many riders have surnames that are also nouns with a range of meanings. I apologise if this ruins your TV viewing, those once exotic Euro names can actually prove more ordinary but here are some more of the peloton’s names translated from their home language into English.
Gregor Gazvoda (Ag2r La Mondiale) – Gregor Fizzywater
Michał Gołaś (Omega Pharma -Quickstep) – Michał Naked
Dominic Klemme (Project 1t4i ) – Dominic Clothespeg
Tiago Machado (Radioshack-Nissan) – Tiago Axe
Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil DCM) – Wouter Mole
Amir Zagari (Ag2r La Mondiale) – Amir Goldsmith
As ever sometimes the words are twisted a touch. For example goły is naked in Polish, not Gołas but the significance or derivation is the same.