From straight-A student to Zwift Academy winner: Alex Morrice on her rise to the pro ranks

The 22-year-old rode her first road race in June, now she’s gearing up to join WorldTour team Canyon-Sram

Alex Morrice posing in Canyon-SRAM kit
(Image credit: Zwift)

When Alex Morrice graduated from university this summer, she could’ve been anything she liked. She had excelled as one of the best students in her year, achieving top marks in her Natural Sciences degree. Add that to a clean sweep of A*s at A-Level, and the 22-year-old was stepping into the world with a rather enviable CV. 

Still, as her friends and classmates looked to London for office jobs, Morrice found herself in a bind. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.