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COMPETE TO JOIN
THE ZWIFT TRI TEAM

The top Zwift Academy amateurs can compete to join our fully-supported Tri team, with goals to race Kona. With mentorship and partner support, this is your chance to make your triathlon dreams come true. Get after it!

TEAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate the Zwift Academy program
  • Complete the Baseline & Finish Line Bike 40km TT and Run 10km
  • For bike events, must use a smart trainer, heart rate monitor, and cadence sensor
  • For run, must use cadence sensor and heart rate strap
  • Must be an amateur athlete

A complete set of rules is outlined in our Terms & Conditions.

FAQ

The Qualifying period begins on October 18, 2021, 8:00am PST and ends on December 13 2021, 2:59am PST. For those competing for a spot on the ZA Tri team, finalists will be contacted in early-2022. More details to follow.

To graduate the Academy, complete the program’s 10 structured workouts (5 cycling workouts and 5 running workouts), 1 Baseline Ride and Run, and 1 Finish Line Ride and Run. All requirements need to be completed between October 18th and December 13th. You’ll find the workouts in a folder called ‘Zwift Academy Tri 2021’ on your workout menu screen. Group rides, runs, and races must specifically be designated ‘Zwift Academy Tri’ to count towards your graduation. 

You should ensure your FTP and 5k times are accurate before you start Zwift Academy, and the best way to accomplish that is by doing a Zwift Ramp Test and the 5k test. We recommend that you start the Academy with an accurate FTP (Functional Threshold Power) number and an accurate 5k time to ensure you get the most  from your structured training. 

To find your FTP, we recommend that you try the Zwift Ramp Test. The test involves a warmup and then approximately 4-8 minutes of effort and will automatically set your FTP in Zwift. Similarly, we recommend that you try the Zwift 5k Test as this will determine your prescribed workout efforts in-game. 

Coaches tip: make sure you are well-rested before completing these tests for best results.

The workouts can be completed in any order but we recommend you follow the order as prescribed by the coaches for optimal progression. This is the order that the workouts are listed within Zwift and can be found at zwift.com/academy.

To be eligible for team selection, athletes must:

  • Graduate the Zwift Academy program
  • Complete the Baseline & Finish Line Bike 40km TT and Run 10km
  • For bike events, must use a smart trainer, heart rate monitor, and cadence sensor
  • For run, must use cadence sensor, heart rate strap, and complete the long Run workouts.
  • Must be an amateur athlete

Past team members

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    Bex Remmington, UK

    A 2018 Zwift Academy Tri Team member, Bex lives in Burnley with her partner Si and their cat Morris.

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    Golo Röhrken, Germany

    A sports scientist and physician, Golo was a member of the 2018 Zwift Academy Tri Team.

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    Levi Hauwert, Australia

    A 2019 Zwift Academy Tri Team member, Levi went on to turn pro.

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    Natia Gous, South Africa

    A member of the 2019 Zwift Academy Tri Team turned pro after many impressive age-group results.