Articles pop up occasionally in which high level cyclists indicate the desire to be able to perform with greater freedom, more emotion. Romain Bardet is one such athlete who wants the constraints removed and to be able to express himself during a race. Self expression is actually desirable in most sports; the unexpected enhances the enjoyment, destabilizes the opponent and highlights skilled abilities.
In cycling? How could anyone strive for self expression? The experts have determined that the body shall be rigidly placed on the bike. There will be no room for self expression, you are constrained, conserve energy. Overall, the sport appears to be satisfied with that status quo. Talk about robotic and sapping the energy and enthusiasm from people who want to enjoy a sporting activity.