The legendary Tour de France demands cyclists to push their minds and bodies to the limit. In a three weeksˇ¦ race, more than 200 top cyclists around the world soar mountain peaks, around dangerous hairpin turns, and through blistering heat in a course over 3,400 kilometres. The cyclists need not only a strong body, but also an extraordinarily competent brain to survive the race. With the help of their brains, riders can manage various risks in the race, such as responding swiftly to emergencies, reducing the pressure in the race, enduring bodily pains when injured and so on. But in the end, the success hinges on whether the riders can bring the potential of their brains into full play or not and win in the race.
The Omnimax Show ˇ§Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de Franceˇ¨ takes us to participate in a remarkable Tour de France. Going through the race with the riders, we can understand how the ridersˇ¦ brains are prepared to manage the different conditions encountered in the race, and how do they overcome difficulties with their perseverance, making full use of the potential of their bodies and minds and strive for the victory.
Omnimax Show ˇ§Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de Franceˇ¨ Trailer
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology allows scientists to record images of the brain in action. They can see which areas are active as thoughts, feelings, and memories come and go.
At every point where a nerve cell (neuron) in our brain passes signal to another neuron, there is actually a tiny gap called synapse. There are trillions of these connections in our brain. The number of possible combinations and the variations in their strength allow for enormous flexibility and changes.
The brain is the command and control centre of a dynamic information system. It constantly sends and receives signals to and from the muscles to make split-second, even life-saving, maneuvers.
After a crach, cyclist Jimmy Casper prepared himself for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before deciding if he should carry on with a race.
Cyclist Baden Cooke dropped back to give a word of encouragement to his teammate Jimmy Caspar who was struggling the day after his horrific crash.
Cyclists descending treacherous mountain roads at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour requires focus, control, and split second timing ˇV all gained through years of training and experience.
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