10 of the best beards in cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Marco Pantani are among the owners of the best beards in cycling, but who else makes the list?

Beards are all the rage these days, but before the hipsters took them for their own, cyclists were rocking the face fuzz like razors were out of fashion.

They weren't out of fashion, of course, because all of these cyclists had legs smoother than a baby's bottom - somewhat making a mockery of any potential aero savings by having a load of hair on their chin.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.