Tour de France cyclist Bartosz Huzarski shared a photo of his extremely vascular legs after Stage 18 of the race. It suggests a grueling 145-kilometer ride has an impact on one’s legs.
Pretty shocking revelation.
All of the rippling veins set off doping-related comments, which the Polish rider addressed.
‘I did not expect that picture of my legs would cause the confusion it did,’ he said.
‘For me it’s totally not a revelation, because I can see this view – maybe not everyday – but still often, especially after a hard race at high temperature.
Huzarski made the obvious — but salient point — that everyone has different legs.
‘Of course I will not have legs like Victoria’s Secret models, or Mary from a nearby vegetable shop, or anyone working in an office who does a 10km bike ride or an hour run three times a week. Unfortunately it does not work like that and this what you see in the picture. It is not unhealthy.’
He’s right. My legs don’t look even remotely similar. If they suddenly did, a call to a doctor would likely be in order.