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After 8 weeks of qualification, the competition continues as ten riders advance to the next round. Who will go pro?

Meet the Riders

We are pleased to announce the 10 Semi-Finalists of the Team Dimension Data | Zwift Academy! These men finished with strong all-around performances in the Qualifying Stage. Congrats, guys: you worked hard for this!
  • Patrick Christopher

    High Wycombe


  • Bradley Ross Gouveris

    Port Elizabeth

    South Africa

  • Max Jones


    New Zealand

  • Martin Lavrič



  • Byron Munton

    Cape Town

    South Africa

  • Oliver Peckover



  • Hernan Silvera Pica

    San Carlos


  • Mathieu Vansteenkiste



  • Alex West

    Palmerston North

    New Zealand

  • Oliver Young


    New Zealand

Ollie Jones

2017 Zwift Academy Winner

Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, Ollie Jones gave Zwift Academy his all and earned a spot on the Team Dimension Data U23 Continental Squad. After winning he said, "To say this is a dream come true is an understatement of the year. It's a life changing experience and I still can't believe it's happening."

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When does the Zwift Academy start and finish?

The Zwift Academy begins on August 6, 2018 and the final day to complete the program and graduate is on September 30th, 2018. For those competing for the pro contract, the Semi-Finals run from October 15 - 28, 2018.

The Finals for Team Dimension Data Zwift Academy will be held in mid-November at the Team Dimension Data training camp.

What do I need to do to graduate Zwift Academy?

To graduate the Zwift Academy you will need to complete the program’s 10 structured workouts, 4 group rides and 2 races between August 6th and September 30th. You’ll find the workouts in a folder called Zwift Academy 2018 on your workout menu screen. Group rides and races must specifically be designated ‘Zwift Academy’ to count towards your graduation.

Should I take an FTP test before starting the Academy?

We recommend that you start the Zwift Academy with an accurate FTP (Functional Threshold Power) number to ensure the best results from your structured training. To find your FTP, you can do the FTP test from the workout menu, join a pre-Zwift Academy FTP Ramp-up ride, join a race or climb up the epic KOM as hard as you can. All of these options will give you a good reading of your FTP.

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