By enrolling in the 2021 Zwift Academy Road Program (the “Academy” or the “Program”), you (the “Participant” or “You”) acknowledge that you have read, understand and hereby agree to the following Terms and Conditions (the “T&Cs”).
By enrolling in the Academy You represent that you are in good general health. To be eligible to win a professional cycling contract with the CANYON//SRAM Racing or Alpecin-Fenix team (each a “Pro Contract”), You must be (i) an amateur cyclist aged 18 years or older as of January 1, 2022, and (ii) meet the gender policies and regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI), as most recently defined by the International Olympic Committee. Professional cyclists and former Zwift Academy Road champions are ineligible to win a Pro Contract. Cyclists who are part of a UCI WorldTour team for women, UCI WorldTour or UCI Pro Team for men, or cyclists who have raced a WorldTour race are also ineligible. If you have additional questions, you can reach out to Coach Dan at email@example.com. Zwift reserves the right to request additional information or testing to verify the eligibility of any Participant at any time during the Program, including both physiological performance verification, weight verification, and anti-doping tests. Failure to comply with any verification procedures or provide information requested by Zwift will result in disqualification from the Program. Participant eligibility shall be at Zwift’s sole discretion. Any Zwift decisions regarding Participant eligibility shall not be subject to review or appeal.
Qualifying Phase: A committee of coaches, team management, and cycling experts will select up to 5 (five) male and 5 (five) female finalists from the Participants who have completed the Qualifying Phase of the Program that runs from August 30, 2021 to October 24, 2021. Participants will be judged based on their performance of prescriptive content, including a number of structured workouts, races and segment group rides on the Zwift platform. Data from outdoor rides on Strava may also be considered.
Finals Phase: The finalists will be selected and invited to a 1-week final round expected to take place during November 2021. Participants will complete a combination of indoor challenges on Zwift as well as outdoor challenges. Although physiological abilities will remain important to the selection, overall cycling skills and potential fit for the team will play big factors in who moves on. Each finalist must provide proof that he/she is fully vaccinated (as determined by Zwift at its sole discretion) at least two weeks before any in-person event associated with the Program.
At the end of the Finals, one male Participant and one female Participant will each be offered a Pro Contract for the 2022 racing season.
Personal data on Participants’ health will be processed by Zwift, CANYON//SRAM Racing, Alpecin-Fenix and/or those designated medical services providers exclusively for assessing the Participants’ suitability for participating in the relevant stages of the Program.
Release and Waiver
By virtue of Participant’s participation in the Program, Participant waives, releases and discharges Zwift, and its respective officers, members, partners, shareholders, agents and employees from and against any and all claims for damages or other liability for death, personal injury, illness or property damage which may have, or which may hereafter occur to Participant, as a result of participation in the Program. Participant assumes all risks and hazards associated with participation in the Program. This waiver and release will be binding on Participant’s spouse, heirs, personal representatives, children, and other assigns.
Additional Requirements for Eligibility
Additional Governing Terms
These T&Cs shall be subject to and supplemented by the general Zwift Terms of Service, which are incorporated herein by this reference.
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