Leg day is every day for Tour de France riders.
Polish cyclist’s legs is captivating social media. Pawel Poljanski, who is peddling with the German team Bora-Hansgrohe, showed off his monster pins to the equal horror and amazement of social media on Tuesday.
“After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired,” the 27-year-old captioned his incredible shot.
Eddie Chaloner, U.K. vascular surgeon later addressed online speculation that the swelled veins were the result of doping. He said that it’s normal for an athlete of Huzarski’s caliber to see such swelling.
“At rest, about one liter of blood goes up in the veins of the leg every minute. During intense exercise in elite athletes, this can increase more than ten-fold, making all the veins in the leg swell to accommodate the increased volume,” he told fitness website Fiona Outdoors.
“The superficial veins, which you normally can’t see, get dilated to cope with the excess demand and swell massively. Plus, of course these guys have less than five per cent body fat, so you can see all their veins even at rest,” he added.