To me Ryder's position looks fine but i ain't an expert. i think too many people believe a flat back is the perfect position for the back. think of the natural curve/s the the spine has then wonder why people get neck ache and soforth as referred pain from fatigued upper back extensor muscles. the upper back and it's muscles aren't going to be terribly comfortable after a few hours of extending the spine just so one can reach the bars that are too high and far away.
i think most people have bars too high to account for neck ache, but the tension generated in the upper back and scapula area increases the higher the bars go. the torso will know where it needs to be from hip flexion but is struggling to get there a lot of times because it's being held up by bars that are too high.
so after a while aches and pain sets in so people think they need higher brs again because they're aging, it's probably just an over use injury that can be rectified by massage, stretch and bring the bars down far enough to allow for natural curvature to take place in the spine which allows muscles to relax.
so maybe some people need to ride smaller frames and slam their stems provided that saddle position is correct and use massage and stretch to cure the old aches.
just my thoughts and opinions.
Muscles relax when they are out of the extreme ranges/limits of their movement. Bike geometry has hardly changed at all over the years, and bike fit was pretty well sorted back the late 70s (about all that has changed is shifter/brake position). There is no reason one should have to resort to massage and yoga to ride a road bike, barring some serious physical limitation. The primary culprit for fit and positional problems today is saddle height. It's very often set too high. This results in pain in the back, neck, etc., and it forces many riders to have more handlebar drop than they can handle (and more than the frame was designed for). As an example: according to CONI a 56 cm (c-c) frame was designed for a saddle height averaging about 72-73 cm. This would produce an "old school," fist-full-of-seatpost fit. Since hoods went up with the invention of integrated shifters, all that is needed is to drop the frame size down by a cm or two, and viola, you have a perfect fit with adequate handlebar drop, assuming your proportions are not freakish. Tweak the saddle height as needed. Kiss pain goodbye. Some pros still adhere to this type of fit; Eric Zabel's bikes always looked very close to this standard.