Michael Hepburn

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Michael Hepburn
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Personal information
Full name Michael David Hepburn
Nickname Heppy/Pup
Born (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 23)
Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current team Orica-GreenEDGE
Discipline Track and road
Role Rider
Rider type Endurance (track)
Prologue specialist (road)
Professional team(s)
2010–2011
2012–
Team Jayco-Skins
GreenEDGE
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (2014)
National Time Trial Championships (2014)
Infobox last updated on
11 May 2014

Michael Hepburn (born 17 August 1991[1]) is an Australian track and road cyclist from Brisbane.[2] Hepburn started competitively cycling at 14 years of age after making the change from triathlons.[3][4]

Sporting achievements[edit]

Some of Hepburn's notable achievements include winning the Under 23 road race in the Australian Open Road Championships[5] (at just 18 years of age) and winning the teams pursuit in the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Denmark.[6] He first truly caught the eye of the Australian cycling community back in 2009 when he broke the world record in the U19 3000m Individual Pursuit at the 2009 Australian Track Championships[7] before going on to break the same world record two more times to win at the 2009 Junior World Championships[8] in Russia. He recently competed at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games where he won a bronze medal in the Individual pursuit and a gold in the Team pursuit.[9] For now, Hepburn has got his focus set on competing in the 2012 London Olympic Games and he was aiming to sign with a UCI Professional Continental team[10] sometime in the near future.

It was announced on 8 November 2011 that Hepburn would join the GreenEDGE team for their inaugural season in 2012.[11]

Career Highlights[edit]

[12]

2009
Junior World Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit (World record)
2nd Team pursuit
1st team pursuit, 2009–10 Track World Cup
Junior National Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit (World record)
1st Omnium
1st Team pursuit
2nd Track time trial
1st team pursuit, Australian Youth Olympic Festival
Tour of the Murray River
1st Stages 11 & 12
2010
1st Team pursuit World Track Championships
National Track Championships
1st Omnium
4th Individual pursuit
4th Points race
Commonwealth Games
1st Team pursuit
3rd Individual pursuit
1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Team Pursuit 2010/11 UCI Track World Cup, Melbourne
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
3rd Rogaland GP
2011
World Track Championships
1st Team pursuit
3rd Individual pursuit
Oceania Track Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Team pursuit
1st Stage 2 Glava Tour of Norway
1st Prologue Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
National Track Championships
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Points race
3rd Individual pursuit
2nd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2nd Gran Premio della Liberazione
3rd World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
6th Overall Olympia's Tour
2012
London Olympic Games
2nd Team pursuit
2013
World Track Championships
1st Team pursuit
1st Individual pursuit
2nd World Team Time Trial Championships
2nd Duo Normand (with Jens Mouris)
2014
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jayco-Skins team page". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cycling Australia Profile: Michael Hepburn". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cycling Australia Profile: Michael Hepburn". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "AOC competitor profile: Michael Hepburn". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 June 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Hepburn wins Australian U23 road title". SBS Cycling Central. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Three-man Australia win world team pursuit gold". SBS Cycling Central. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Athlete Profile: Michael Hepburn". Cadence Cycling. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Cycling Australia Profile: Michael Hepburn". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  9. ^ Michael Whiting. "Brookfield's Michael Hepburn wins gold". Westside News. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Athlete Profile: Michael Hepburn". Cadence Cycling. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "GreenEdge completes 2012 roster with Durbridge, Hepburn". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 8 November 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Michael Hepburn: Results". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 

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