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16 Days Of Non-Stop Cycling Does This To Legs [View Pic]

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| July 20 , 2017 , 16:33 IST

Too much of anything is not good, and clearly the rule applies to cycling as well. A cyclist who took part in the one of the world's most challenging multiple stage bicycle race events the Tour de France shared an image of his legs after 16 days of cycling during the competition, and the image is shocking to say the least.

Pawel Poljanski shared an image of his weary legs after he completed 16 stages of the Tour de France this year. He had gone as a part of the German team Bora-Hansgrohe which is ranked 75th in the general classification after the 16th stage of the Tour.

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“After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired,” Poljanski wrote on Instagram.

Viewers were horrified at the state of his legs, as one commented, “That can’t be healthy.”

Dr. Bradley Launikonis from the University of Queensland said to ABC, “The amount of blood that we get normally going down to our legs is five litres per minute, for anyone at rest. For an untrained athlete, their maximum exercise will have 20 litres per minute flowing through the muscles.”

“One of these elite cyclists will have double that, about 40 litres per minute. They have massive volumes of blood moving through,” he added.

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“The blood can pool there and that’s what’s happening in this extreme case. There is blood pooling in his veins which is why you’re seeing them (so visibly),” explained the doctor.

View the image below:

 

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

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