On Saturday, 198 of the world's best cyclists will start the Tour de France. Only four have a realistic shot at winning. That's according to the highest-ranked American bike racer at the Tour, Andrew Talansky, in a recent interview with Business Insider. "Given the Tour route this year, it'll reward aggressive racing," Talansky said. "Unless you're one of maybe three people in the world right now who can legitimately win the Tour this year, then, you know, you're not looking to win the Tour."
The highest-ranked American cyclist heading into this year's Tour de France, Andrew Talansky, is using portable neuroscience technology to try to gain an edge over his world-class rivals, and he says his performance has improved since he began using it regularly in December. The state-of-the-art technology was created by the Silicon Valley startup Halo Neuroscience, which counts Andreessen Horowitz and Lux Capital among its investors. Halo has raised $10.6 million in funding.
In a first for the Tour de France, a professional cycling team is using a blood-testing technology that almost instantly tells riders how their bodies are reacting to training and racing, and it could change how the world's best bike racers prepare for target events. The device, called Ember, is made by California-based Cercacor Laboratories and tracks hemoglobin and other biomarkers.
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