The Tour de France is one of the most physically grueling sporting events in the world.

Pawel Poljanski’s legs know this all too well.

Poljanski, a member of the German cycling team Bora-Hansgrohe, has gone through 16 stages of the Tour de France, and his legs tell the story. Poljanski posted a photo of his legs with bulging veins and sunburned skin after taking a break.

Take a look:


After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired 😬 #tourdefrance

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That extraordinary vascularity would impress even hardened bodybuilders. Want veins like that in, say, your arms? We've got you covered:

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