Here's what a cyclist's legs look like after competing in the Tour de France

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The following photo is of Bartosz Huzarski's veiny, misshapen legs after completing the 18th stage of the Tour de France. As you can tell from the picture -- which Huzarski posted to his Facebook page -- the 145-km (or 90-mile) course can do some real damage to the limbs. 

Bartosz Huzarski legs

After posting the picture, some readers accused Huzarski of blood doping, which he vehemently denied:

I did not expect that picture of my legs would cause the confusion it did. 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. People write and think different things, "that is impossible," “that is not normal”, “it is unhealthy”, refer to doping, etc.  '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.'

[The Big Lead]