Haha...this all just to fuck with the other riders, frustrate them, get in their head etc.
Of COURSE he knows their names, all he does is study, practice, train - you really don't think he is going to know his competitors?
Not only that but how would he not know fellow teammates
Burton - White & McMorris
Oakley - White, McMorris, & Horgmo
Obviously just pre-comp mind games. I'm hoping they all kill, just in it for the show myself.