Join a global community of cyclists for a 6 week training program in partnership with Team Dimension Data. New and returning Zwifters, here’s how to build fitness and give back.This year we’re paired up with Qhubeka, a non-profit that donates bikes in South Africa. The more people that graduate, the more bikes we’ll donate.Oh, and the top U23 graduate earns a pro contract on Team Dimension Data’s Continental squad. Good goes around.
Ride with the men’s cycling squad on Zwift. Together we’ll set goals and chase them down, working as a team to lift each other up.
Complete a 6-week training program designed by elite coaches ready to inspire. Enjoy group rides, motivating races and structured workouts for every level.
Graduate the Academy. Finishers get an exclusive in-game jersey and real world prizes. Academy graduates within the 18-21 age bracket have a shot at a U23 pro contract with the Team Dimension Data Continental squad. We’ll also reward your training efforts by donating gear to Qhubeka - one bike for every ten graduates.
The Top 10 U23 performers advance to the Semi-Finals. Each wins a Tacx trainer plus more gear to power them through this stage. They’ll face a challenging program of workouts, outdoor rides and competitive races in Zwift.
Three finalists advance to the Finals. The competition moves to Cape Town. The finalists get to spend a week at training camp with Team Dimension Data.
Gents, we have a winner. The 2017 Zwift Academy winner and newest pro cyclist on Team Dimension Data’s Continental team is announced.