Pawel Poljanski of Poland and team Bora-Hansgrohe competes during stage 1 of Le Tour de France 2017, a 14-kilometer individual time trial on July 1, 2017, in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

I must say that I’ve never wondered what a cyclist’s legs look like after a race, but I can admit that after riding my bike a few miles, I have trouble fitting into my skinny jeans. Don’t judge me.

Anyway, Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski thought it would be a good idea to share a photo of his legs after he finished the 16th stage of the grueling bike race. Now, although I have dreams of looking good in a tank top while I wash my car, I don’t ever want my legs to look like this. This photo he shared is downright frightening. I am warning you now that this photo is gross.


And get this: Poljanski’s legs look like this and he isn’t even winning. He’s currently in 75th position and is an 1 hour and 55 minutes behind the leader, who has the legs of a Transformer.

Of course the internet shared in the collective disgust and humor of it all because that’s what the internet does.


OK, sorry for this post, but I needed others to share in my pain.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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