Zwift has announced what may be the final “community team” added to its inaugural KISS Super League pro series. Dubbed the “Zwift Academy Dream Team”, this team is made up of young riders, all but one of whom were Zwift Academy finalists or semi-finalists.
Many of these riders are under 20 years old, while the rest are under 23.
Here is the complete list of team members. Click to view their results and athletic profile on Zwift Power:
- Mathieu Vansteenkiste of Belgium, 2018 Zwift Academy semi-finalist
- Patrick Christopher of the UK, 2018 Zwift Academy semi-finalist
- Max Jones of New Zealand, 2018 Zwift Academy semi-finalist
- Nick White of Australia, newly-minted U23 road race national champion
- Brad Gouveris of South Africa, 2018 Zwift Academy semi-finalist
- Alex West of New Zealand, 2018 Zwift Academy finalist
- Ollie Peckover of the UK, 2018 Zwift Academy finalist
- Ollie Jones of New Zealand, 2017 Zwift Academy winner
About the League
There are currently nine teams in the KISS Super League:
- UCI Pro Continental Team: Hagens Berman Axeon
- UCI Continental Teams: Arapahoe Resources–BMC, Madison Genesis, Oliver’s Real Food Racing, Team WIGGINS Le Col, Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes, and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka U23
- Zwift Community All-Stars
- Zwift Academy Dream Team
Each team is made up of 8 riders selected prior to the first round which begins January 23rd. Four racers from each team will be selected for each race round, and the overall standings will be based on points.
More On the Way
Additional announcements of a KISS series for amateur riders will be released soon. The women’s pro and amateur leagues will begin in early February as well.