Established in October 2013, the Bakala Academy aims to create a center of excellence to promote innovation and education in cycling and sports in general, as well as contributing to the development of sports within an international, cultural, and economic context. The academy provides high-quality services for Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team, but all sports can benefit from it. Research and innovation inspire the facility’s operation, and the academy makes its expertise and services—the same as those used by Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team - available to all athletes, whether professional or recreational.
Among the services offered by Bakala Academy, in addition to functional assessments and pro endurance tests, are services related to sports nutrition and mental coaching. Bakala Academy also has a unique Altitude Center with five guest rooms that offer adequate living and recreational space to create a comfortable habitat at simulated altitude.