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Is Walsh on the Sky bandwagon?

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At any rate, the ancient pot belge was certainly not the reason why Festina did so well. I'm willing to cut him some slack on that, since it's now obvious the target audience of this book is not long-time, knowledgeable cycling fans.

It doesn't rate high compared to the rest of the drivel that has been quoted here.
 
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timmers said:
As I continually say for the Tossers out there if you have any evidence that Froome or Wiggins doped phone UKAD. If you are an Aussie like Dear Wiggo just hang your head in shame for the excesses of the AIS programmes that appear to have ceased.
Good post, I have seen this line of reasoning before and guess what? They all proved to have doped.

Back on topic then.

It really is a hagiography, from Brailsford to the soigneurs, ooops, carers. The chapter on the Ventoux stage is subliminal. It reminds me of this one:
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The writer is one of the biggest apologists the cycling media has ever had, not as bad as Liggett I think but it comes close.
 
Reading all the quotes with all the inconsistencies within and towards former quotes of DW, I really don't know if I should should cry or laugh.

Also, if you compare climbing times and are not able (or willing) to discuss differences between an ITT and a stage of more than 200km length, you are simply not to be taken seriously.
 
Dear Wiggo said:
Oh. The. Irony.

David, you are looking more and more like a bumbling idiot who only managed to solve your last case through sheer blind luck.

I suspect Walsh doesn't know who Clouseau actually is.. and he's French!


Clouseau is a bumbling and incompetent police detective in the French Sûreté, whose investigations are marked with chaos and destruction he largely causes himself. His attempts at solving a case usually lead to misfortune for himself and others. In The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), an attempt to interview witnesses leads to him falling down stairs, getting his hand caught in a medieval knight's gauntlet, then a vase, knocking a witness senseless, destroying a priceless piano, and accidentally shooting another officer. Clouseau is not very intelligent, frequently pursuing an idiotic theory and solving the case only by accident. His incompetence and stupidity, plus the fact that he is usually right, eventually transform his direct superior (former Chief Inspector Dreyfus) into a homicidal psychotic – Dreyfus goes so far as to construct a doomsday device and threatens to destroy the world in an attempt to kill Clouseau.

Regardless of his rather limited ability, Clouseau successfully solves his cases and finds the correct culprits, even if this success is achieved entirely by accident.
 
Ferminal said:
Oh yeh this is the same Ellingworth who worked with Sean Yates...

That's a good point for the Quote thread.

Also does Walsh know froome was with Kelly and virenque on eurosports pre tour ride with legends show. It was on that show, with Kelly that he did his ventoux prep ascent that Walsh sees as so significant in helping him ride doped cleans.
 
love it

LaFlorecita said:

thanks laflo............I never appreciated how highly our friends rate this book

comments after review

The Hog "...Walsh sure knows his stuff.."
Jens_Attacks "...Pure Genius.."
The Hitch " ..Wow. That was amazing.."
The Hog .."Poetry. ..Walsh sure is sharp..."
Fearless Greg Lemond "..it keeps getting better and better..." "..Brilliant stuff.." "..I hope it sells well.."
LaFlorecita "..Awesome..."
Jens_attacks.." Walsh is just giving his best..."

A W E S O M E !

Mark L
 
jens_attacks said:

The passage is classic. Check out the stirring word collection.

Perhaps the audiobook version could be read by Sammual L Jackson in full Pulp Fiction voice?


“Bible”, “lethal recreational drug”, soigneur and principle drug runner”, “..and they fete him at the Tour”, “dishonestly had plummeted to pathos”, “deserved stoning or pitying”, “…stood for everything he despises in the sport”, “..tears Judus from the book and bins him”.
 
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Just checked out the Amazon preview. The posted snippets make a lot more sense now.

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Sir Dave Brailsford, lawful good. Sir Bradley Wiggins, chaotic neutral.

This is a work of fanfiction.
 
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Just checked out the Amazon preview. The posted snippets make a lot more sense now.

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Sir Dave Brailsford, lawful good. Sir Bradley Wiggins, chaotic neutral. Michelle Cound, chaotic evil.

This is a work of fanfiction.
 
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the sceptic said:
Does the book explain how Kerrison is such a mastermind or are we supposed to just take that for granted?
Well, he did convince team Sky of the revolutionairy concept of reverse perodisiation, too bad his quote on top of Ventoux [we train for those saddle accelarations] wasnt mentioned.

He will make your lazy boned idled w@nker @rse fit in thirty minutes though, a genius, a genius I say.

Re Kerrison: no doctors when training on Tenerife, who does the lactate testing?