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Zwift Academy Semi-Finals: Now 12 Riders Strong!

on September 13, 2016

Big Announcement for Zwift Academy! We’ve got 2 more Semi-Finalists: Tessa Fabry and Jessie Donavan are moving on to the next round.

Despite having qualifying performances, these two riders were omitted from the original Semi-Final list due to questions about their professional status. Upon further investigation, including a review of official cycling licenses and team/sponsor standings, our panel of judges have concluded, without question, that they are not professional cyclists and therefore eligible to move on to the next round.

Please join us in congratulating these 2 powerhouses on making the Zwift Academy Semi-Finals!

Jessie Donavan
A mother of 3, Jessie lives in Vermont with her family and has been cycling for 10 years, with a focus on triathlon. She is 3X Ironman Champion who has a background in nordic skiing. Jessie works as a senior analyst in enrollment planning at the University of Vermont.

Tessa Fabry
When she's not taking photographs or working as a bike courier in Brunswick, Australia, Tessa studies urban planning at university. She started riding a fixed gear bike 5 years ago and transitioned to racing in 2013. Tessa races road, mountain and cyclocross.

Welcome Tessa and Jessie. The competition is heating up :)

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