Roger thatObviously his emotions at the finish aren't what I'm referring to, but rather his agitated gestures during races when something goes wrong, the faces he's making, attacking from a group that's working together only to get dropped 2 minutes later, fannying about at the back of the group, etc.
In that relation I'm certainly the more indulgent observer. Though I might not exactly be the type myself, I adore "quircky" riders with passion, spicing the things up, even if its for spicy personality like Voeckler and cycling wise Alaphillipe, Jacky Durand or close to humoristic non-tactical maneuvres riders like Terpstra (he could've enlarged his palmares using his head a bit more, but then I'd missed some delicate racing). Riders riding with their heart and loosing their head in the work, so to speak.
Personalities maybe not equal to my own but in my book very welcome spicy ingredients
That said I'm also very keen of tactical geniuses, getting more results than maybe their capability states, and especially in the times before radio contact (yes, I'm that old).
In my book "hate" is a very strong word, which I use very rarely.
Though, there's been a few arrogant riders of whom I disliked for their personality. Hinault was one of them, but in races his efforts on his bike completely took me. Mainly due to his riding with his heart very often taking risks.
I admired Lance's championship in Oslo. He seemed so humble and talented leader already by then. But few years later he developed his arrogance and I remember entering a post Tour criterium in 2003 just after the finish where I spotted a friend behind Lance, who thought I was about to contact him for an autograph, and I rejected him like "sorry, Sir" or so. It looked like he took it not only as an offence but his eyes looked like I'd declared war. And then his conversion to the often nearly mechanical carefully calculating cynical style. So that's both personality and riding style very much in contrast what i like. And just to state clearly; this has nothing to do with the clinic stuff revealed years later. It's all about his changing charactor to me, though I've read about his dominant attitude already as a tri-athlete, but by then just after Oslo 1993 I didn't know.
Oh, a third and I think last rider, I've disliked was Christophe Moreau, loosing his composure on the bike and became corporal on more occations, e.g. against Carlos Sastre in a Tour stage. But in interviews he often seemed like a fine guy to me.
Of today's riders I really cannot find a rider I dislike, in a world where interviews often seems controlled by a team press officer.
And speaking on the bike, I adore the insane and maybe not so thought out projects based on pure passion