It's not common to see a professional cyclist with facial hair - moustache or beard.

Simon Geschke winning a stage in Trour de France in 2015 and Bradley Wiggins are the only examples of bearded winners I can think of.

Were there cyclists in the past that reached the top while avoiding the razor?

  • To much wind resistance. – Daniel R Hicks Nov 8 '16 at 22:53
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because I fail to see how knowing the answer benefits the community. refer bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask – mattnz Nov 8 '16 at 23:01
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    Try asking on sports.stackexchange.com That's much more about the competition. Here we're more about the mechanics. – Criggie Nov 9 '16 at 0:38
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    Marco Pantani is pretty famous. – Batman Nov 9 '16 at 5:52
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    @mayu "your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers"; "there is no actual problem to be solved". – David Richerby Nov 9 '16 at 11:43

In reality, you only lose less than a watt of power with facial hair. Which over a 40 km time trial is less than 1 second.

Specialized did a wind tunnel experiment:

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