I didn't get this one at first but now I think I might. That's a holly leaf on a rainbow, so it must be Holly Feniak, who won the Junior World Champs this year. I guess the pot of gold represents a bigger contract? Not sure what the leaf is riding though...
Does anybody know what Matti Lehikoinen or Duncan Riffle are doing next season? Matti's not on CRC, and according to today's press release Duncan isn't on Dirt-Norco anymore. I'm curious to know whether they'll be racing.
The Sensus facebook page just said:
"There is gonna be one hell of an announcement tomorrow in the mountain bike world. It involves the fastest man on the planet and a new team..."
Wonder what that means....
I really hope it's not Gwin breaking his contract with Trek. With Specialized loosing Hill, maybe they're offering enough for him to lawyer up.
All of the sudden I tend to think on Josh Bryceland might be the one.......dunno...
Gwin fucking everything up! mountain bike industry illuminati
hold the phone. this from martin whiteley:
"The last several weeks have been a very difficult period for our company as owners of the Trek World Racing program. Despite the fact that on August 9 of last year, Aaron Gwin signed a legally binding Letter Of Intent with our team for the next three seasons, his agent wrote an email to the team in mid-December stating he had decided to race for another bike brand. Mr Gwin confirmed his agreement with our team in public statements, and he and his agent repeatedly confirmed the existence of, and commitment to, the agreement in written correspondence with us. Yet, only weeks before the team was required to submit the official team roster to UCI, Mr Gwin informed the team that he was abandoning TWR in total disregard of his contractual obligations.
The team reached out on several occasions in December in order to try and remedy whatever concerns Mr Gwin had, but these were ignored until the team received a letter from his Attorneys on December 27 stating he would not ride for our team. In the interests of the team and our sponsors, we are actively pursuing all options open to us at this point, including legal action, and remain completely surprised by Mr Gwin’s unprofessional actions.
Team Director Martin Whiteley says: "This has not been an easy time for us. In the bigger picture however I find positivity in the fact that the Trek World Racing program will continue regardless of the outcome of this dispute, as no single rider is bigger than the team as a whole. Every rider who has been on our Downhill program has had the best years of their career with us, and we will continue to bring on talented riders. The team has a history of helping riders win who had not previously won, including Aaron Gwin. It’s our intention to continue that type of record with new talent. I would personally like to acknowledge the complete support and loyalty we’ve received from our title sponsor Trek Bikes who have been unwavering in their commitment to the program since this news broke. In the interests of the fans, we hope this matter will be resolved sooner rather than later"."
Now this is puttin me to think....I truly believe that Brook is going to TREK....
Well, I guess we now know that Martin Whiteley isn't the stylus behind Team Rumors. I can't believe that he'd draw a cartoon about his own team issues.
now more than ever, it makes sense that Steve Smith will move to TWR... he deserves a top deal also... and Devinci doesn't have the purse of TWR...
As for the man or "team" behind the Tweet account Team Rumours... if I had to say something crazy, I would say it's the guys from Dirt Magazine!!! They are inside, they have the contacts, and simply by doing this they're avoiding publish rumors that might put them in trouble if they'd publish it in the mag... so with this tweeter account... they keep the market moving... during the winter... our silly season... :D
It is a great opportunity for many riders, there are only a few with as good or better a support than TWR. Unless there is something going on over at TWR that isn't quite right. Not sure what Gwin is suggesting but it seems there is more to the story than just a letter of intent and more $ from Specialized.
When are the Hannah's going to sign with TWR?
Ruaridh Cunningham on Polygon?