WELCOME TO THE ACADEMY
  CANYON//SRAM Racing and Zwift have teamed up to offer women cyclists from around the world an opportunity to develop their talents, grow their community and, for one lucky rider, win a pro contract with the CANYON//SRAM Racing team for the 2017 season.  
QUALIFIYING
JUNE - AUGUST
SEMI-FINALS
SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
FINALS
DECEMBER
qualifying
Build strength and make friends as you participate in Group Training Rides and complete Zwift Academy Workouts with the CANYON//SRAM Racing team and women from around the world.
Group Training Rides
CANYON//SRAM Racing and Zwift community members will lead multiple group rides every week. Riders must join a total of at least 9 Zwift Academy training rides to qualify.
Zwift Academy Workouts
A Zwift Academy specific workout plan with 27 workouts beginning and ending with an FTP Test. Riders must complete all 27 workouts to qualify.
ACADEMY EVENTS
Selection
10 riders who have completed the qualifying program will be selected to advance to the Semi-Finals.
A panel of judges led by 3 accomplished cycling industry professionals will carefully analyze data from the group training rides and Zwift Academy Workouts. Participants’ outdoor rides will also be considered and correlated with indoor performance using data from Strava and TrainingPeaks.
The Panel
Beth Duryea
Sports Director
CANYON//SRAM
Mike McCarthy
Professional Pursuit
World Champion
Jon Sharples
Founder
TrainSharp
Once selected as a semi-finalist, riders may be subjected to both physiological performance verification and anti-doping tests.
semi-finals
The 10 Semi-Finalists will each be assigned a mentor and receive a complimentary Wahoo KICKR SNAP smart trainer. In this stage, the riders will be invited to on-site workouts and training rides, as well as engaging in interviews and testing.
3 finalists will be selected based on a combination of physiological abilities, overall cycling skills and potential fit for the team.
finals
The 3 finalists will be invited to the CANYON//SRAM Racing Zwift Academy Training Camp.
After a week of training and hanging out with the CANYON//SRAM Racing riders and staff at team camp, one lucky rider will be offered a contract for the 2017 racing season.
Enrollment is Closed



Deadline to enroll was July 31st 2016.


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