It’s not like we thought the Tour de France was easy. One hundred and ninety eight riders racing over 21 stages (five of which are mountains) for a total distance of 1540km.
It’s clearly a fair bit harder than your average spin class.
But holy pelaton! Would you take a look at what it does to your pins!
The snap, which has since coasted around the world, was posted to Instagram on Wednesday by Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski.
Aside from an oddly confined knee tan, the Bora-Hansgrohe rider was sporting veins so elevated they looked like they were about to bust through his skin.
“After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired,” he wrote.
The pic recalls that shared by Poljanski’s fellow countryman Bartosz Huzarski after the 18th stage back in 2014.
After sharing the image, the now-retired rider was forced to defend himself against accusations of doping prompted by the prominent veins.