What is Zwift?

The stronger
you are,
the stronger
we are

Train like the pros with the incredible women on Zwift and CANYON//SRAM Racing. This unforgettable experience is where thousands get fit in a tight knit community. We’ll follow an 8 week training program designed by world-class coaches. And rally behind one rider who will earn a pro contract.

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Pro Level Training

We tapped world-class coaches to build workouts suited for the pros. Tailor the workouts to your specific fitness ability. And you’ll find friendly Zwifters right by your side. Complete 16 events during the 8-week period to graduate.

  • 10 structured workouts
  • 4 group rides
  • 2 races

Meet The Team

CANYON//SRAM Racing is one of the premiere female cycling teams in the world. Comprised of current national and former world champions, the team is as successful as they are aggressive – always pushing the pace. And they're united by a three-pronged philosophy: Ride to advance. Race to inspire. Break away to challenge.
  • Kasia Niewiadoma


    "Zwift Academy is a great project that provides a huge opportunity for women to choose a new, crazy and unpredictable path. And to start something new in their lives and become a professional bike rider!"

  • Hannah Barnes

    Great Britain

    "It's a great and innovative opportunity for people who haven't had the standard pathway to become a professional. It also gives women a challenge to be a part of the CANYON//SRAM Zwift Academy and to make it a personal goal to graduate."

  • Tiffany Cromwell


    "From the first year to the second, the Academy has evolved. Both Zwift and the Canyon//SRAM racing team have learned a lot in how to best identify women through Zwift. And then put them in 'real life' scenarios to see if they have the right potential to be part of the team."

Tanja Erath

2017 Zwift Academy Winner

Tanja Erath is the winner of the 2017 Zwift Academy. Hailing from Dortmund, Germany this former triathlete was working as a nurse then left to go back to school and just completed an advanced medical degree this past summer. She fell in love with fixed gear crit racing, got on the podium at Red Hook Crit in 2017, and is now a member of Canyon//SRAM.


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What is Zwift?

Zwift is serious training made fun: the at home game connecting cyclists around the world

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When does the Zwift Academy start and finish?

The Qualifying period begins on August 6, 2018 and ends on September 30th, 2018. The Semi-Finals run from October 15 - 28, 2018.

The Finals for Team Dimension Data Zwift Academy will be held in mid-November at the Team Dimension Data training camp. The Finals for CANYON//SRAM Racing Zwift Academy will be held early/mid-December at the CANYON//SRAM Racing training camp.

What do I need to do to graduate Zwift Academy?

To graduate the Academy, complete the program’s 10 structured workouts, 4 group rides and 2 races between August 6th and September 30th. You’ll find the workouts in a folder called Zwift Academy 2018 on your workout menu screen. Group rides and races must specifically be designated ‘Zwift Academy’ to count towards your graduation.

Should I take an FTP test before starting the Academy?

We recommend that you start the Academy with an accurate FTP (Functional Threshold Power) number to ensure the best results from your structured training. To find your FTP, you can do the FTP test from the workout menu, join a pre-Zwift Academy FTP Ramp-up ride, join a race or climb up the epic KOM as hard as you can. All of these options will give you a good reading of your FTP.

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