If the Present Perfect is used focusing on the completed action and on the result, why do we say: "I have been cycling (Present Perfect Continuous) all day and my legs are really tired now"

The action of cycling has completely finished.

Many thanks.

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    Not necessarily. You might say it while you were still cycling. Jan 6 at 12:23

You have been cycling all day

Situation 1: You have just finished cycling.(but the action continued until now)

Situation 2: You are still cycling.

Visualize yourself cycling and telling someone that you have been cycling all day.

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