Style on the bike is very different from style off the bike.
Many cyclists from a bygone era had a unique style which not only got them to the finish line, but way beyond.
One such legend was the great Fausto Coppi, who possessed the sophistication and glamour of a film star - Persol shades, sharp lapels and slicked back sophistication.
Coppi looked amazing both on and off the bike.
This is how the 1930 and 1932 Tour de France winner, André Leducq described Coppi :
“He seems to caress rather than grip the handlebars, while his torso appears fixed to the saddle. His long legs extend to the pedals with the joints of a gazelle. At the end of each pedal stroke his ankle flexes gracefully. It’s as if all the moving parts turn in oil. His long face appears like the blade of a knife as he climbs without apparent effort. He rides like a great artist painting a watercolour.”
Now that’s style!
LIVE YOUR PASSION FOR CYCLING WITH AN INDIVIDUAL SENSE OF FASHION AND STYLE