Shirtless Male Cyclists: Bicycle Kings of the Road. If we were the King of the World, we would issue a decree requiring male cyclists to have shirtless photos or portraits before they can compete in a race. Why do we want to do these? Because we want said shirtless images to eventually displace the images of Lance “Cheating Douchebag” Armstrong from internet search results. We’re kind of frustrated that nowadays, if one googles “shirtless cyclist” the photos of the grinning one-balled devil who destroyed the lives of other cyclists are the ones that come up on top. Yaiiks.
Anyhoo, let’s continue blogging about shirtless athletes and this time let’s check out some 20 pro male athletes with their shirts off. [Want more shirtless sports hunks? Go read our post on Shirtless Cricket Players.] First in our list is Australian cyclist Baden Cooke.
From Switzerland, we bring you Fabian Cancellara.
Italian racer Filippo Pozzato removed all his clothes for the photoshoot below but, unfortunately, we had to crop out the rest of the image lest our Grandmama Pim (who claims she reads this side) is scandalized by Filippo’s nekkidness.
Luxembourgish professional road bicycle racer Frank Schleck and Tour de France winner Alberto Contador go swimming together. Is there a bromance going on between these two?
British cyclist Gee Atherton focuses on downhill and four cross mountain bike racing. He won a gold medal at the 2008 Val Di Sol World Championships for the downhill event.
Ahh George Hincapie. Was he a victim or an accomplice of Armstrong’s dastardly schemes?
As in the case of Filippo above, we had to crop out Greg van Avermaet‘s naughty bits so as not to scandalize Grandmama Pim. Ain’t he a cutie?
Does Dutch cyclist Kai Reus need some time at the beach. He looks like what our friend Kevin calls “vampire white”. You need more sunshine, Mr. Reus.
Italian hunk Mario Cipollini, gold medalist of the 2002 Zolder/Hasselt UCI World Championships, takes care of his “sunshine needs” by biking shirtless. That’s the way to do it, honey!
British cyclist Mark Cavendish is a two-time world champion for track cycling (2005 Los Angeles and 2008 Manchester). He also has a gold medal (for road bicycle racing) from the 2011 Copenhagen World Championships.
Retired Danish racer Michael Rasmussen.
French cutie Pierrick Fédrigo in a bromatic moment with Thomas Voeckler.
Speaking of Thomas Voeckler, here’s a shirtless pic of France’s cycling hero and le Chouchou.
Awww. That’s a slutty open zipper. Way to go, Pippo Pozzato. Next time, drop them jeans altogether!
Who is the sexier/hunkier Italian cyclist? Pippo above or Alessandro Petacchi in the next photo below? Kevin is picking Pippo and his slutty jeans but our choice is Alsessandro and his boyish good looks. Hehe.
2005 world champion Tom Boonen and Frank Schleck. Tommy and Frankie, sitting on a tree. Yay!
Canadian bicycle racer Ryder Hesjedal. Question: Did Ryder became a rider because of his name? Or did his parents name him Ryder because they know he will become a champion bicycle rider?
Dutch cycling hunk Theo Bos sure is a boss in cycling. He’s got five World Championship titles and a silver medal from the 2004 Olymic Games. With his good looks and all, we wouldn’t mind if he bosses us in bed. Haha.
We saved the best for last. Here’s a shirtless Thor Hushovd with a Viking hat. If this photo is not badass, we don’t know what is. Thor has a gold medals from the 2010 Melbourne and Geelong World Championships.
That’s it for now, fellow Famewatchers!