My commuter set up. Can spend about 30% of the ride on the drops. I seem to have an upwards bar! But very comfortable. I'm 5'11". Wiggins and Schleck are huge, so don't copy them!
the typical nodder position of high/upright with the weight bias towards the saddle means the bike handles poorly
And of course trail has nothing to do with handling? Not a huge fan of tiller steering on road or MTB.