PRO Style: Euro StyleDoping

Excerpt from our interview with patron Uli Fluhme, founder of the GFNY Grand Fondo series:

"As a kid growing up in the late 80s there was not a lot of choice there for kit. Either you had a generic jersey you found at the bike shop or you could buy a pro kit. Club jerseys were just a simple jersey with the club name on it, not much better. 

To me real style starts with how guys look on the bike, how they sit and they pedal. Some pros like Ivan Basso, Frank Vandenbroucke, or Andrea Tafi looked phenomenal on their bikes. A guy with a 54 frame and a slammed 140 stem that can pull it off looks so fluid, beautiful on the bike. Off a bike of course, they look terrible; hunched over, sunken eyes and emancipated, they should never get off the bike.

Lets take a look at some of the perfectly coiffed, juiced-up style gods of the 90s and early aughts on their bikes. Who do you think?

Frank Vandenbroucke

Andrea Tafi

Ivan Basso