Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

July 20, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Roglic solos to Tour de France stage victory in Alps, Aru loses GC time; Kittel forced to abandon Tour de France after crash, cedes green jersey to Matthews; David Lappartient makes radical pitch for Brian Cookson’s UCI presidency; After postponed awakening from coma, Claudia Cretti shows first signs of awareness; UCI, transgender athlete settle human rights application to promote inclusive sporting environments; Cascade Cycling Classic issues statement after criticism of UCI women’s prize purse; Photo of Pawel Poljanski’s bulging veins reaches mainstream media; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 17 highlights; Video: ‘How cool is that?’ Michael Matthews gets police escort to team hotel after Stage 16 victory.

Photo of Pawel Poljanski’s bulging veins reaches mainstream media

by CyclingTips

A photo posted taken by Bora-Hansgrohe rider Pawel Poljanski of bulging veins in his legs has gone viral, picking up more than 27,000 likes and being mentioned on mainstream media outlets such as under the headline “Cyclist shows what competing in the Tour de France can do to your legs.”

“If you want to know what riding 1,758 miles over 17 days in the Tour de France can do to a person’s legs, Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski has the answer in a single photo,” Today. com wrote. “After riding in the 16th stage of cycling’s most prestigious event on Tuesday, Poljanski, 27, posted a picture of his legs on Instagram, complete with bulging veins and some sunburn for good measure.”

“After sixteen stages, I think my legs look little tired,” Poljanski wrote, in what called “the understatement of the year.

Medical experts attribute the condition to a massive amount of blood moving through the veins, which causes them to bulge.

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

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