Fixie rider completes epic 300km Tour de France mountain stage

Swiss rider Patrick Seabase tackled the infamous Tour d'Assassin - the 300km mountain stage of the 1910 Tour de France - on a fixie

We've all heard the stories of just how hard the Tour de France was before World War One, but Swiss rider Patrick Seabase decided to tackle one particular stage, and make it harder.

Seabase tackled the mighty 300km Pyrenean stage from Bagneres-de-Luchon to Bayonne, taking in five mountain passes, including the formidable Col du Tourmalet - which will be tackled on stage eight of the 2016 Tour.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.