Inside the hardcore four-day job interview to win a pro contract

In partnership with Zwift

Imagine a four-day job interview, where you’re repeatedly asked to visit the very depths of your physical and mental limit. At the end is the possibility of a prize that could change your life forever. There are over 20 interviewers watching you 24/7, and you’re sharing a room with the competition.

Welcome to the finale of the 2019 Zwift Academy, where riders are competing for a pro contract with Canyon-SRAM women’s UCI team or the NTT Pro Cycling U23 development team for men.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.