Inigo San Millan is a renowned exercise physiologist and sports scientist who has made significant contributions to the fields of endurance sports, metabolic health, and performance optimization. He received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Colorado and has since worked with numerous elite athletes, including Tour de France cyclists, Olympic runners, and professional soccer players. Inigo has also served as a consultant for several professional sports teams and is a sought-after speaker and educator in the sports science community. His research focuses on the interplay between genetics, lifestyle, and performance, with a particular emphasis on how athletes can optimize their training and nutrition to achieve their full potential.
At age 18, Spanish cyclist Juan Ayuso signed with World Tour team UAE Team Emirates. In this podcast, Dr. San Millán discusses Ayuso’s successful move to the pro peloton and the obstacles facing American junior cyclists.
In this episode we have a classic Coach Connor special. We ask a question not many other physiologists are asking: Is an amateur’s zone 2 ride (in a five-zone model) as physiologically taxing as a pro’s zone 2 ride?