L IS for Lin­gua franca

Cycling Weekly - - FEATURE -

Hup-hup-hup-hup: En­cour­ag­ing crowd noise of­fered when the ham­mer is down. Dutch equiv­a­lent of ‘allez’. Laaste Rund: Last lap. Oh-la-la-la-la: Sporza com­men­ta­tor’s no­ti­fi­ca­tion that some­thing sig­nif­i­cant is hap­pen­ing. Stay left: Clear and ar­tic­u­late in­struc­tion from lap­ping race leader to get out of their way. Thafffff: Pos­si­ble of­fer­ing of thanks for com­pli­ance ex­haled by race leader af­ter pass­ing.

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