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Old 12-06-12, 18:19
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José Manuel Fuente on the rolling stage into Sanremo in 1974. Lost several minutes and a Giro he should have won, leading to endless common-sense defying solo breaks in a desperate attempt to win back the lost time.
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Perhaps not spectacular per se, but EBH had some serious hunger knocks in P-R and RVV this year. Particularly in RVV when he had made the 2nd group (despite bad luck with fall) and looked set to finish in the top 5 as he was a much better sprinter than most people in the small group. In the end, he didn't only finish last from the group in the sprint - he managed to be caught by the peloton within the final meters. For such a strong rouleour/sprinter to not even being able to hold on to a small group on the flat shows just how bad hunger knocks can be.

If it's hard to avoid hunger knocks for normal people, I can't imagine how hard it must be for someone like EBH who can't eat gels/bars/energy drinks. Eating only sandwiches and drinking water after 250 km of torture on the cobbles...auch!
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If it's hard to avoid hunger knocks for normal people, I can't imagine how hard it must be for someone like EBH who can't eat gels/bars/energy drinks. Eating only sandwiches and drinking water after 250 km of torture on the cobbles...auch!
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170 riders of the peloton on poggio 2013, milan-san remo. all of them couldn't even put it in the big ring

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Fabian Cancellara: Ronde 2011.
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Contador at P-N 2009 comes to my mind, some guy immediately brought him water and stuff after he crawled to the finish

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I remember that he got at least 3 bottles on TV after his attack, I dont think that he had a hunger knock

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Contador at P-N 2010 comes to my mind, some guy immediately brought him water and stuff after he crawled to the finish



I remember that he got at least 3 bottles on TV after his attack, I dont think that he had a hunger knock
Dehydration and not enough sugars. What's the first thing someone does when he had a hunger knock? Drink a coke. He was begging for bottles of other teams, it was on TV. Everyone saw it.
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Old 12-06-12, 19:36
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Dehydration and not enough sugars. What's the first thing someone does when he had a hunger knock? Drink a coke. He was begging for bottles of other teams, it was on TV. Everyone saw it.


He was begging for a while but he got at least 3 bottles or bars after his move (2 from his car too)
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