Dreaming of making the pro ranks as a triathlete? Or maybe competing as a top-end age grouper at the Ironman World Championship next year? The try outs for the Zwift Academy Tri team run until Nov. 20, so you have just enough time to complete the required six structured workouts, along with the finish line ride and run.
This year Canyon bicycles has partnered with the Academy as a talent identification tool to help find top athletes that can represent the company in future seasons. Great Britain’s Ruth Astle is a great example of how that process could work – she went from Zwift Academy Tri team member to pro triathlete, finishing as the top amateur at the 2019 Ironman World Championship, then taking fifth at the Ironman World Championship earlier this year in St. George.
The fully-supported amateur Tri team is mentored by Ironman champions Sarah True and Tim Don, and team members get lots of support as they prepare to compete in Kona, including the opportunity to do aero testing with Canyon in Germany. Other partners in the program include Zipp, SRAM and Precision Fuel and Hydration.
You can find details about the program here.