Mikel Zabala is a Doctor of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at the University of Granada (Spain) and Liverpool John Moores University (UK). He is a full professor of Cycling at the Faculty of Sports Sciences of the University of Granada, focusing his research on improving sports performance through training, ergogenic aids or nutrition. The knowledge transfer work of more than 20 years to and from the professional elite sport is noteworthy, working from 2000 to 2012 for the Spanish Cycling Federation (reaching various Olympic medals with Spanish athletes) and from 2013 to 2020 for the professional cycling team Movistar Team (getting to be the best team in the world 4 times, as well as countless victories in the most prestigious competitions). He currently also works with one of the best MotoCross riders in the world, Jorge Prado, and since 2021 he has returned to work for the Spanish cycling federation.
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