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Zwift Academy expanding to men's pro cycling

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The Zwift Academy had a successful year as a talent ID program for professional women's cycling in 2016, awarding a pro World Tour contract to the top successful graduate. Now it's expanded to include men's pro cycling as well with a partnership with Team Dimension Data. Top grads of the Academy under 22 years old will battle it out for a pro contract on the Team Dimension Data Continental Squad for 2018.
There's a significant charitable component as well, with at least 500 bikes being donated to rural African communities to mobilize them towards key resources like food, water, jobs, healthcare, and education.
Plus, it's just a great fitness program for everyone now. It's practically a guarantee that every successful participant's going to come out fitter and faster.
Enrollment for the Team Dimension Data | Zwift Academy is now officially open at academy.zwift.com/zam2017. 
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I was reading the story of the woman that won this last year. She was way out of her depth by all accounts.  I think it's one thing to produce power on what is essentially a video game, and quite another to pin a number and get in a real race.  

Im reminded of the boxing quote. " Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face".

I notice Zwift are now asking for existing race experience to go along with the virtual comp.

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