“Sport is an important and active component of our lives. It calls not only for talent, but for diligence and perseverance.” Zdenek Bakala

The Bakala Academy, located within the campus of the University of Leuven in Belgium, is a top-tier international sports research and education centre. It focuses on the application of some of the most recent scientific advances in the field of athletic training and performance improvement.

Zdenek Bakala, himself a lifelong devotee of cycling, has also supported the Deceuninck - Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team since 2010. The team competes in the World Tour, the world’s top series of cycling races. Deceuninck - Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team was established in 2003 in Belgium and has maintained a place at the top of world cycling ever since. It includes the Czech international riders Zdeněk Štybar and Petr Vakoč.

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