Spanish cyclist Jose Joaquin Rojas has shared an incredible photo of his pumped up legs after the latest stage of the Tour of Spain.

The Tour of Spain, inspired by the success of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, is an annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries.

The route has been altered and is now even harder for competitors following significant changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The race is normally held at the end of August and half of September, but this year it is taking place during October.

Jose Joaquin Rojas has been taking part in the Tour of Spain

The 35-year-old cyclist from Murcia, a member of the Movistar Team shared the horrifying photo on his Instagram profile after a week in the brutal competition.

On the post said that he is "ready for stage eight of the tour” and added that after four hours of pedalling non-stop at high speed “it seems like the legs are hurting”.

His legs looked like a cluster of inflamed veins that attracted the attention of his followers and fellow cyclists.

The photo has drawn plenty of interest on Instagram

One of those who commented on the photo was Alberto Contador, another well-known cyclist who has twice won the Tour de France.

Former Ecuadorian teammate Andrey Amador, of the Ricardo Carapaz team, also left a message asking Rojas not to attack his team again in the race.

Another Instagram user commented: "You have a piece of leg between your veins."

Another wrote: "Here you have the map of the rivers of Spain with its tributaries included."

Team Carapaz is currently in the first position of the race, as reported by InfoBae.