Social media has done a cartwheel and then some with the release of the above image courtesy of Tour de France, Polish rider, Bartosz Huzarski when he posted a disconcerting image of his legs on Facebook after the 18th stage.
The 33-year-old was bombarded with abuse, including accusations of doping, following the revelation of his veiny legs.
Huzarski baffled by the furore told: ‘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 condition is also exacerbated by Huzarski standing up as the effect of gravity can cause the veins to fill with blood.
Debate is still out whether Bartosz Huzarski’s muscular legs are the result of steroids or just the result of compelling workouts?