Massimo Testa ran the UC Davis Sports Performance Program in Sacramento until mid-2006. He works with some of the greatest cyclists in the world, including professional teams like 7-11, Motorola and Mapei and athletes like Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer. Dr. Testa works alongside former speed-skating gold medalist Eric Heiden, who attended UC Davis and continues to work as a UC Davis sports medicine physician, orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor at the UC Davis Med Center. In fact, it was Dr. Heiden who encouraged Dr. Testa to come to the UC Davis program in 2001 — during the late 80s Heiden raced bicycles professionally under Testa's supervision and the two have remained friends. Testa has also worked with Davis' own pro triathletes, Beth Zinkand and Steve Larsen, and the Sacramento Kings.