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9/15/2011 9:28 AM

Now that the 2011 World Cup season is over, it's time to start looking forward to 2012. We recently stumbled across a new twitter account (@teamrumours) that is taking a creative approach to spreading World Cup news - they are putting all of the rumors into cartoon form. This leaves a lot of room for interpretation, but if you guys think about it you'll likely be able to pick out the players and determine the scenario in each scene.

I'll try to repost the cartoons here from time to time since not everyone is on twitter.









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9/15/2011 9:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/15/2011 9:52 AM

I like the bottom one and is this from the guys behind @NotRockyRoads?

www.CharlesRobertsonPhotography.com If you get bored or have 5 mins spare

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9/15/2011 11:38 AM

this is really good and will add to the lapse in time between now and april.

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9/15/2011 11:41 AM

Mountain biking is so high profile.

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9/15/2011 11:41 AM

So, "A Day at the Races" let's interpret, MS evil chasing number 23 (Fairclough? / Payet?) which is chasing a Bulldog (Brooke Mcdonald)?

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9/15/2011 12:02 PM

These are great.

I feel like I'm reading Gawker Blind Items. Not that I read those or anything...

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9/15/2011 12:28 PM

these are great! dont really understand the second to last one though.. "sam hill is keeping the same sponsors" is all i can get from it.. am i right?

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9/15/2011 12:48 PM

I'd suggest 'A day at the races is MS/Evil (MS wearing his Red Bull plastic suit) & Martin Whitely in his Mahoosive motor chasing down either Bulldog Brook as has been said or maybe even Bren'dog'..

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9/15/2011 12:51 PM
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Sam Hill(funn/mad catz water bottle)... Trek World Racing(twr water bottle)... Sam's move... Trek offering him a spot?

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9/15/2011 1:28 PM
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Weeny wrote:

I'd suggest 'A day at the races is MS/Evil (MS wearing his Red Bull plastic suit) & Martin Whitely in his Mahoosive motor chasing down either Bulldog Brook as has been said or maybe even Bren'dog'..

I think Weeny is spot on. I didn't even think about "Bren-dog"

OH THE SUSPENSE

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9/15/2011 1:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/15/2011 1:42 PM

Weeny wrote:

I'd suggest 'A day at the races is MS/Evil (MS wearing his Red Bull plastic suit) & Martin Whitely in his Mahoosive motor chasing down either Bulldog Brook as has been said or maybe even Bren'dog'..

bstens wrote:

I think Weeny is spot on. I didn't even think about "Bren-dog"

OH THE SUSPENSE

Gwinn picks up Red Bull, no surprises there

MS and 23 Degrees both chasing Brook (with Martin dangling money in front of him).... it's not Brendan, he went the 23 degrees route once, and you wont see it happen again ;-)

Sam Hill (and Sean and Jayce since they are the "team") can basically go shop for sponsors and most likely likes where he's at

Troy B with some decisions to make for the future.... Fun vs. TWR and Captain 23

Lot's of big teams had their "B" team riders throw down with breakout years this past season... young guys are looking for money and teams with budgets are looking for fresh talent.

Should be a good shake up in the pecking order this winter

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9/15/2011 1:55 PM

Brook's got a two year deal with MS.

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9/15/2011 8:32 PM

I don't think the first one is Gwin, I think it's a red bull rider picking up Gwin's team and eating habits in order to get a win.

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9/16/2011 1:00 AM

Last one:


Troy to Trek??

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9/16/2011 1:06 AM

any thort about the first one being gee u know like going gluten free plus hes a red bulll rider

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9/16/2011 1:35 AM

They should make rage-comics about the worldcup circuit ;-)

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9/16/2011 8:58 PM

Here's a new (updated?) one hot off the internet presses:

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9/17/2011 10:02 AM

Yeah well and then there's this. What, Giant picking up Troy? Or Brendog?

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9/17/2011 11:50 AM

I guess Brendan, looks like he's doing a nacnac

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9/17/2011 1:20 PM

Well, looks like a slopestyle course there on the right. Instead of the rainy alps...a couple of big tables?

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9/18/2011 3:27 AM

OK, now for the WTF moment of the day. The Athertons going to GT????

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9/18/2011 4:04 AM

Seems kind of disrespectful to Gwin's faith. Keep it classy Vital

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9/18/2011 7:32 AM

I think they are messing with our heads.... Damn you vital.. Cause NO way trek would offer more money then trek for Troy and saying that Brendan is going over to giant? Who would specialized have left but sam. Maybe its like baseball where they trade brendan for hart or something

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9/18/2011 9:56 AM

robertbbr wrote:

Seems kind of disrespectful to Gwin's faith. Keep it classy Vital

Robert, these are not created by, nor influenced by Vital. They are all from the TeamRumours twitter account and have simply been reposted.

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9/18/2011 5:46 PM

first one is gee begging for a winter training plan and wondering how aaron got so fast

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9/18/2011 10:27 PM

The sh22 drawing reminds me of Chad Reed, went privateer and kept all his sponsors and basically contracts in tact. Maybe monster/ spesh is parting ways and Sam will be going privateer except still getting all the usual race support?

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9/19/2011 8:15 AM

The red bull guy is Brook, MS and 23 degrees (you can see martin inside of the car) are going for brook. Of course TWR has more money to put on the rider. Gwin and Brook would make a furious team. Team to be afraid of!

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9/19/2011 8:16 AM

And the wings are not the wings of GT I gues... are the wings of TREK WORLD RACING!

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9/19/2011 8:51 AM

Maybe sam hill is putting specialized BACK on the shelf rather then taking it and putting in his sponsor cart

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