Why This Man's Legs Are Freaking Folks Out on Instagram

Pawel Poljanski shows what the grueling Tour de France can do
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2017 9:29 AM CDT
One word: Ow.   (Instagram/Pawel Poljanski)

(Newser) – Just how onerous is it to cycle 2,200 miles in 23 days with just two days off? A "freaky" photo leaves no doubt, per Mashable. Sixteen stages into the Tour de France, 27-year-old Polish rider Pawel Poljanski posted a photo to Instagram showing what he says are his legs looking a "little tired." That's a pretty big understatement. As CNN reports, Poljanski's skin is sunburned and his veins are bulging; his feet also look purple. The grueling race—which this year takes riders through France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg—wraps up Sunday in Paris. (Read more Tour de France stories.)

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