Who's the most aesthetically pleasing rider?

i.e. fully united with machine, pedals with power and souplesse, perfect form, position, technique.

Who's your pick, past and present?

I'll go with:

Past - Hinault (looked so good churning out the power on a big gear).
Van Hooydonck (Youtube him at Flanders - long legs, flat back, on the hoods, pedaling beautifully)

Present - probably Nibali (looks great, long cranks or short...)

There's going to be Froome and Zakarin jokes, so I'll just mention them straight up....
 
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Contador without any doubt, an absolute treat for the eyes whenever he starts dancing on those pedals!
I like Nibali as well, but it always seems like he has some sort of a beer gut when he pedals (I know it is not the case, it is just the way he breathes).
 
A funnier topic might be "who's the least aesthetically pleasing rider?" (though I would be surprised if it hasn't already been done).

I think we have some good candidates here: Aru, Mollema, Chris Anker Sørensen, though for me Aru takes the prize.
 
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Tom Boonen on the cobbles.

As far as always looking good on the bike goes, Nils Pollitt is one of the best I've ever seen.
 
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rick james said:
Always thought Wiggins on a TT bike looked amazing

Yes ...amasing on a TT bike ...so fluid
Also CHAVA looks great on a TT bike

On the road Valvere & Purito always looked good to me...Landa looks good too and Boonen

Not good are Froome (posture terrible) , Contador (head and body slung to the side ..looks in pain) Aru , Vockleur , Dan Matin,
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Rolland, Fuglsang, Boonen, Contador, Dumoulin.
I think Dumoulin looks kind of strange on a bike. His style doesn't look as if it would suit such a tall rider. One would expect that he uses an extremely high gear when he attacks but it's the opposite.

I love Landa's style and I think Valverde looks great too.
 

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