Jessica Pratt becomes the latest rider to win pro contract through Zwift
Joe Robinson 12 Dec 2019 Southern Hemisphere further dominates Zwift Academy with latest winner Jessica Pratt has become the fourth woman to earn a professional cycling contract through the Zwift Academy Programme. The Australian will join former winners Ella Harris and Tanja Erath riding for the Canyon-Sram Women's WorldTour team in 2020 after seeing off 9,000 other competitors to the prize. Pratt beat fellow Southern Hemisphere riders Catherine Colyn of South Africa and Samara Shepard of New Zealand to the prize after impressing at the final training camp in Malaga, Spain. This came after navigating her way through the eight workouts and four online group rides to graduate from the programme. With all three finalists hailing from the Southern Hemisphere and the second winner in as many years coming from Australasia, a theme of talented riders hailing from outside of Europe has formed. Recent winner Pratt puts this down to ...
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