Pro contract on offer with Dimension Data's under-23 development team

If you’ve ever dreamed of turning professional (let’s face it, you have) then you now have a chance just by riding on Zwift.

Dimension Data has teamed with up Zwift to offer a spot on Dimension Data for Qhubeka development team for 2018, with any riders aged 21 or under on September 1 who can complete a six week structured training program in with a chance of securing a pro contract.

It is expected that over 5,000 riders will complete the training program, with the top 10 young riders being invited to complete a further two seeks of riding.

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From there, the top three riders will be invited to the Dimension Data for Qhubeka training camp in Cape Town in November, with one rider selected to join the team for the 2018 season.

Zwift has already provided one rider to the pro ranks, with Leah Thorvilson joining Canyon-SRAM for the 2017 season after impressing with her performances online.

As an added bonus, for every 10 riders to complete the training Zwift will donate one bike to Qhubeka, which provides utility bikes to rural communities across Africa.