You're so vein

This is what 15 years of Tour de France cycling can do to your leg

Warning: it ain’t pretty. Seriously.

Reproduced with permission from BusinessInsider.

GEORGE HINCAPIE HAS ridden the Tour de France 15 times and it shows.

Check out what all of that intense cycling has done to the veins in his leg.

George Hincapie’s leg (© Bettini via

When you add up the dozens of other long-distance cycling tours, and thousands of miles of training rides, he’s put quite a toll on his body.

This bulging of the veins could be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, but you can assume that a lifetime of riding a bike up and down mountains is not helping matters.

Hincapie, a long-time teammate of Lance Armstrong, is currently in 52nd place after nine stages of the 2011 Tour. His current BMC Racing teammate, Cadel Evans, is in third place overall, 2’26″ behind race leader Thomas Voeckler.

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