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Is Walsh on the Sky bandwagon?

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armchairclimber said:
He is using the "o-to" engine and has been since 2011. A friend of mine at the Guardian has the drawings and spec but the sports ed won't run the story yet. It's coming though. They want to cause Murdoch maximum embarrassment.

does walsh know about this?
 
armchairclimber said:
He is using the "o-to" engine and has been since 2011. A friend of mine at the Guardian has the drawings and spec but the sports ed won't run the story yet. It's coming though. They want to cause Murdoch maximum embarrassment.
I think I've seen with one of those. It applies pressure to the cranks from high on the frame for maximum leverage. The one I saw was a very low spec though so didn't work very well. It's evolved from quite old technology I believe. It's probably quite commonly used.
 
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Berzin said:
I stated this earlier, either here or on a different Clinic thread.

Froome, from the looks of it, probably had a motor in his bike, the same one Armstrong and Cancellara used at different points in their career.

During the initial acceleration on Mont Ventoux, it seemed as if Froome couldn't keep up with the cadence, then settled down and got in sync with it.

The change in cadence was just too ridiculous to have been caused by anything else. And in all my years of watching cycling races, I've never seen such a thing. Only then and only with Froome.

Hi Berzin,
Could you please provide a link to the footage ?
Many Thanks.
 
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This is all getting a bit cartoonish. I remember Fabian being accused of using a motor but that was debunked fairly quickly but widely featured - at least in Danish newspapers.

Any links, drawings... anything to add credibility to this?



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Clausfarre said:
This is all getting a bit cartoonish. I remember Fabian being accused of using a motor but that was debunked fairly quickly but widely featured - at least in Danish newspapers.

Any links, drawings... anything to add credibility to this?

Sorry to disappoint you, but no links or drawings. I will say this-

There was a reason why immediately after Cancellara's 2007 Flanders win that frames began being x-rayed.

And it was because the rumors of the mythical bike motor happen to be true.
 
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Looks unusual for a jump like that, most riders rely on more torque than that, but you can't really say it's entirely impossible, he picked up the cadence a lot and I can't tell what his gearing is.
 
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Parker said:
I think I've seen with one of those. It applies pressure to the cranks from high on the frame for maximum leverage. The one I saw was a very low spec though so didn't work very well. It's evolved from quite old technology I believe. It's probably quite commonly used.

Come on, how does that even make sense? How would it connect to the cranks from so far away?
 
Cycle Chic said:
After Horsinabout posted. RACE RADIO replied and agreed. Race radio's post has been deleted....correct me if I,m wrong RR ?...

I cant see any mention that race radio replied to horsinabouts post Cycle Chic. Its also not in the deleted section.

Gentle(wo)men, this thread is about that turncoat Walsh, not about an engine in Dawgs Pinafore. If you want to talk about that, either post it in Luigis bike engine thread or put it in Dawgs thread.

Back on topic please

cheers
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Just from a spectators point of view it all looks a bit selfish that after all the hard work done by Walsh when he really was isolated and he was ganged up by certain individuals, he gets repaid by people ganging up on him this time though thanks to his hard work it seems like the easier more popular option.
 
Froome19 said:
Just from a spectators point of view it all looks a bit selfish that after all the hard work done by Walsh when he really was isolated and he was ganged up by certain individuals, he gets repaid by people ganging up on him this time though thanks to his hard work it seems like the easier more popular option.
He was repaid - he got all the respect he deserved.

Then he chose to squander it.
 
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del1962 said:
He hasn't squandered it, he is very well respected now, he is only not respected in the minds of a morally bankrupt minority.

"Morally bankrupt?" How so? I guess you refer to those here who doubt Walsh's neutrality RE: Sky and are critical of the way his tweets and writing seem to go overboard with Sky-praising rather than questioning the truths the team is delivering to him. I'd like to hear more about how these people qualify as morally bankrupt. (or, my apologies if I've misunderstood the target of your harsh judgement.)
 
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Walsh should be more carefull, dopers have fooled us many times. Why should we believe Sky when they still behave like many doped teams?
 
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del1962 said:
He hasn't squandered it, he is very well respected now, he is only not respected in the minds of a morally bankrupt minority.


I've finally made it into a 'minority group'. I'm so damn happy:):):):)