After launching its annual Zwift Academy competition for a chance for amateur riders to win a pro-cycling contract, Zwift has today announced its 20 semi-finalists.
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5,000 women and 30,000 men took part in the initial eight-week training program, which involved ten structured workouts, four group rides and two races to select the top 20 riders in each category.
These 20 semi-finalists will continue their trials between 15–28 October, after which the group will be whittled down to just six contenders — three each in the women's and men's categories.
The finalists will then be invited to week-long training camps in Cape Town, South Africa and Malaga, Spain in mid-November, and based on this final test, one rider in each category will be awarded a professional contract.
If you fancy your chances you can try out the semi-final workouts yourself on Zwift.
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This article was updated on 8 October 2018.