Cyclist’s Instagram shows Tour de France’s grueling impact on riders’ legs

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Poland’s Pawel Poljanski is riding in his first Tour de France. His legs are telling him it should be his last.

An image of (presumably) Poljanski’s incredibly vascular legs was posted on the Bora-Hansgrohe rider’s account after the 16th of 21 stages in this year’s Tour on Tuesday.

“After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired,” was posted on Poljanski’s Instagram.

Poljanski is in 75th place of 173 riders left in the Tour, nearly two hours behind race leader Chris Froome.

Five stages left, Pawel.

The Tour heads into the Alps for the first of the final two mountain stages Wednesday. Stage 17 features four categorized climbs, including two of the beyond-category variety, during a 114-mile stage.

NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN coverage starts 6 a.m. ET.

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