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Before you enroll in the 2018 Team Dimension Data | Zwift Academy (collectively, the “Academy” or “Program”), we’re obligated to ask you (the “Participant”) to read and agree to the following Terms and Conditions (“T&C”).


By enrolling in the Academy you represent that you are in good general health. To compete for the cycling contract with the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka Under-23 Continental squad, you must be a non-professional male cyclist aged 18-21 on December 31st, 2018 and must meet the gender policies and regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI) as defined by the International Olympic Committee. The Academy reserves the right to request additional information or to require testing to verify the eligibility of Participants at any time during the Program including both physiological performance verification and anti-doping tests.

Failure to comply with any verification procedures operated by the Academy will result in disqualification from the Program. In the event of any dispute concerning the eligibility of any Participant in the Program, the Academy’s decision shall be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.


A committee comprised of coaches, team management, and cycling experts will select 10 semi-finalists from the Participants who have completed the Qualifying phase of the Program that runs from August 6 - September 30, 2018. Participants will be judged based on their performance of prescriptive content including the required number of Zwift structured workouts, races and group rides. Data from outdoor rides on Strava will also be considered and correlated with the results demonstrated on Zwift.

3 finalists will be selected from the 10 semi-finalists during the Semi-Finals phase of the Program that runs from October 15-28, 2018. Workouts will be more challenging and so will the scrutiny. Riders will complete a second round of structured Zwift workouts as well as 2 races. Riders will be interviewed and required to use the equipment they are rewarded for the semi-finals. While the riders physiological abilities will remain focal to selection, overall cycling skills and potential fit for the team will also play a big role in who moves on.

The 3 finalists will be invited to join the U23 Team Dimension Data training camp in mid-November to spend a week meeting, training, and working with the U23 Team Dimension Data riders and staff. At the end of camp, one rider will be offered a contract for the 2018 racing season.

Data Protection

Any information (including data and images) related to the Participant that is collected or processed (which includes collection, storing, holding and carrying out operations) by the Academy at the beginning and during the course of the Program will be held and used by the Academy, members of the judging committee and their suppliers and contractors (e.g. travel agencies etc.) to administer the Program in accordance with these Terms & Conditions and Zwift’s Privacy Policy ( Participants’ personal data may be used to send Participants news and publicity material in relation to the Program.

The Academy reserves the right to request additional personal information at any time during the Program to verify the eligibility of Participants.Personal data on Participants’ health will only be processed by the Academy, Team Dimension Data 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 Governing Terms

These T&Cs shall otherwise be subject to and supplemented by the general Zwift Terms of Service, which are incorporated herein by this reference.

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