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Old 12-06-12, 14:06
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Default The most spetacular hunger knocks

the "hunger knock" is the equivalent of an UFO sighting in cycling, many are reported but very few are true (never let reality get in the way of a good metaphor )

so what were the best ones of the recent past?

from the top of my head i can think of contador in PN, link to the full stage where contador had his famous hunger knock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultWwXzhmq8

iirc landis also had an hunger knock but i am not sure.

btw proving video reference would be cool
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Take the thread to the clinic. But how should a mod know?

The first example (Contador) says it all.
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Take the thread to the clinic. But how should a mod know?

The first example (Contador) says it all.
Sure, some hunger knocks might be caused by clinic-matters, but most of them are real. It can happen to anyone; it's not that easy to keep eating disgusting sugar-bars for several hours...forget to eat in a hour or two and ****, you're completely empty, cramping up and can barely turn the pedals around.
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pajaron is one of my favourite words in spanish .sound great if it doesn't happen to you
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Sure, some hunger knocks might be caused by clinic-matters, but most of them are real. It can happen to anyone; it's not that easy to keep eating disgusting sugar-bars for several hours...forget to eat in a hour or two and ****, you're completely empty, cramping up and can barely turn the pedals around.
indeed, for some everything that happens in cycling is clinic related. . . . i am pretty sure contador hunger knock at PN wasn't the result of anything clinic related but the result of him being constantly attacked over 30 or so km's and since he was alone and had to defend himself he forgot to eat during that time.

ofc it's much easier to instead of watching the race just looking at the results spot something strange and scream " he injected his dog's blood bag by mistake the previous night"

anyway out with the clinic stuff, and in with the proper discussion.

jan's on les deux alpes is indeed one we shouldn't forget, once again just like contador he was isolated and panicked.

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c'mon pla d'adet no way is a hunger knock. he pushed his limits way too much on val louron earlier to stay with basso and lance and on the last climb he paid for it. but he went very good that day. far from pajaron
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no idea if it was hunger knock or if he was sick or something like that, but the images are spectacular

Stijn Devolder / Vuelta a Espana 2011 - Stage 3: Alto de la Santa (Cat. 3)
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btw link for the full coverage of the les deux alpes stage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPGWF2gHCSY
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