LOOK: Tour de France cyclist shows off tired, vascular legs after 16 stages

first_imgIt’s no secret that the Tour de France multiple-stage bicycle race takes a ridiculous physical toll on the body, particularly the legs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski recently showed the world how grueling it could be—by posting an image of his tired, vascular legs after taking part in 16 stages.ADVERTISEMENT Chot Reyes to wait for July 25 deadline before naming Fiba roster LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The 104th edition of the Tour de France kicked off last July 1, which pits the best cyclists from around the world in a race that will cover a total of 3,450 kilometers.According to the Business Insider, participants of the famed cycling event still have to endure 68 hours of pedaling before things wrap up in Paris on July 23.Meanwhile, Poljanski, a member of German team Bora-Hansgrohe, is currently ranked 75th in the general classification after the 16th stage of the Tour.Unfortunately for the 27-year-old cyclist, he still has a long way to go—five stages to be exact— before he can rest those aching legs.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES “After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired,” Poljanski captioned his Instagram post, showing the bulging veins on his sunburnt legs. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View commentslast_img read more

UNMIL Staff Testifies in Tears

first_imgBonfrer Adidee, a Ugandan UNMIL staff on May 27, took the witness stand to testify for prosecution in the murder case of his fiancée, Antoinette Nettie Peters. Adidee’s testimony comes against his private security guard, Jefferson Dahn, he had hired before the murder of Nettie. Dahn is accused of allegedly murdering Nettie.The UNMIL civilian staff was seen crying with tears rolling down his cheeks as he testified at Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice, where the murder case is on trial.Defendant Dahn, who is alleged to have killed Nettie, said it was Adidee, who did the killing and promised to give him US$600, a laptop and two phones for him to cover-up by throwing her dead body away at night.Adidee stated that in nearly five months between Nettie’s death and his security guard’s arrest, he had repeatedly insisted that he didn’t do it.He added: “I have cooperated with the Liberia National Police (LNP) during their investigation and proved my innocence.”Adidee testified after he was summoned by the Court to do so, following prosecution’s request to the court to order him to testify.He testified that the last time he spoke with his girlfriend was an hour prior to her homicide, when he called to cancel his lunch due to one of his colleagues’ health issue.  “She told me that everything was okay during that conversation,” Adidee said in open court.According to him, he had left defendant Dahn and Nettie in the compound by 7 a.m. on the day that she was murdered“I left her alive in the morning and to come back and see her dead is still shocking to me,” Adidee wept as he testified.  Adidee described the relationship between him and his deceased girlfriend as very good. Though tears were constant throughout his emotional testimony, he wonders “I can’t described the feeling the security officers hired to protect me could be the killer of my fiancée.”The witness told the court that Nettie and his security guard had had a heated argument over her broken bowl that Dahn had allegedly earlier taken away from the house. According to him, Nettie had threatened to cut US$50 from his pay for her bowl. “That could not be the reason for him to stab her to death,” he added.He said, it was Nettie who recruited defendant Dahn and three other security guards to protect him and his property.“She brought Dahn and some other persons for me to hire them when I first met her at the Great Wall Hotel, where she was working as a security guard, because I was looking for trusted people to protect me and my compound, when I arrived in the country in 2011,” Adidee alleged.Nettie was stabbed to death in Adidee’s 12 Street, Sinkor home on November 3, 2013.The case has been postponed until June 3, following the Liberia National Bar Association convention in River Gee County. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more