Are you going pro?

Anyone who is going for the Pro-contract on Zwift Academy?

If so: what power numbers are you able to put out, any real life racing, how did you prepare for the academy…

Exited to hear about your experiences with ZA.

no one here is going pro, many of us are middle aged lol


I’m giving it a spin this year, need a change of pace to find my missing motivation so hopefully the racing does it.

Is there a TrainerRoad expat club? If not I’m happy to make on if we want one.

Oh and unless pro now covers under powered and under skilled middle aged people I doubt I’ll be going pro!

I follow one guy who is going for it and he basically trains like a pro. Like always 20h+ per week and he has done some 30h weeks to prepare for the Academy.

He has a 5.6 w/kg FTP and he won some granfondos and long hillclimbs this year. However, apparently for this ZA the pro teams are looking for more classics type riders, since the two evaluation races are flat/punchy and the tests are more focused on shorter duration power, while he’s more of a climber.

Nonetheless, you need to be really fast to have a shot at it. Otherwise, it’s just a bunch of pointless workouts and short tests in my opinion, while the races can be fun of course.





I am pro just not at cycling

1 Like

Glad I am middle age at 63…

1 Like

apparently yes, although with this definition i’m not quite there yet. hooray lol


1 Like

This made my day (at a young 41 :rofl::rofl::rofl:). I’m just in my very late 30s

Andrew Feather who recently won the British Hill climbing championships and is a Lawyer not a pro.

VO2Max 78.7 ml/m/kg

OBLA 5.56W/kg
LT1 4.76W/kg

During recent hill climb championships he held 7.3W/kg for 12 mins.

Some numbers to aim for, even if amateur.

1 Like