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Sur Place

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Haitch, 16 May 2008.

  1. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    It might sound like a strange question but here goes.

    The Dutch call a track stand a "sur place". Can anyone confirm that the French and Belgians (Walloons) also call a track stand a sur place?

    Ta.
     
  2. yello

    yello Guru

    It depends on context but it can mean that in French too - also means hovering, if you're talking about a bird.

    It's generally any kind of stuck or static state. For example, running on the spot would be 'course sur place'.
     
  3. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Thanks for that, yello. So I can take it that sur place means sur place.