Before you enroll in the 2019 Team Dimension Data Zwift Academy (collectively, the “Academy” or “Program”), you (the “Participant”) acknowledge that you have read, understand and hereby 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 U23 team, you must be a male aged 18-21 by December 31, 2019 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 5 - September 29, 2019. 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 may also be considered and correlated with the results demonstrated on Zwift.
3 finalists (or such other number as Zwift and/or the committee may determine in its discretion) will be selected from the 10 semi-finalists during the Semi-Finals phase of the Program that runs from approximately October 14-27, 2019. Workouts will be more challenging and so will the scrutiny. Riders will complete a second round of structured Zwift workouts as well as outdoor rides. Riders will be required to use the equipment provided to them during the semi-finals. While the riders physiological abilities will remain important to the selection, overall cycling skills and potential fit for the team will also play big factors in who moves on.
The 3 finalists will be invited to join the Team Dimension Data team’s training camp in mid-November to spend a week meeting, training, and working with the Team Dimension Data riders and staff. At the end of camp, one rider will be offered a contract for the 2020 racing season.
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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