Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France combines state-of-the-art computer animation of the human brain with giant screen film footage of cycling’s legendary Tour de France. As competitors battle each other up mountain passes and down treacherous roads at speeds over 100 kilometers an hour, the film probes what goes on inside their brains. Audiences discover the dynamic nature of the human brain and its incredible ability to adapt and respond to the world, fueling our ambitions neuron by neuron, network by network.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2005
  • Date Released:
    December 2005
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  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70
  • Distributor:

    National Geographic

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  • Producer: Joanna Baldwin Mallory
  • Director:  Bayley Silleck
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Daniel Ferguson, Bayley Silleck
  • Cinematography: Rodney Taylor (DOP), Matthew Williams
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  • Music/Score: 
  • Editor: Myles Connolly
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  • Biology
  • Documentary
  • Human Biology
  • Sports



Jury Honorable Mention, La Geode Film Festival, 2006.

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