Michael Hepburn

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Michael Hepburn
Michael Hepburn 2016.jpg
Hepburn at the 2016 Tour of Britain.
Personal information
Full nameMichael David Hepburn
NicknameHeppy
Born (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 27)
Brisbane, Australia
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
Current teamMitchelton–Scott
DisciplineTrack and road
RoleRider
Rider typeEndurance (track)
Prologue specialist (road)
Professional team(s)
2010–2011Team Jayco-Skins
2012–Mitchelton–Scott
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 TTT stages (2014, 2015)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (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]

It was announced on 8 November 2011 that Hepburn would join the GreenEDGE team for their inaugural season in 2012.[10]

In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[11]

Career achievements[edit]

Track[edit]

2009
UCI Junior World Track Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Individual pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
National Junior Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Team pursuit
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Omnium
UCI Track World Cup
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit (Beijing)
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit (Melbourne)
2010
Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Omnium, National Track Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit (Melbourne), UCI Track World Cup
2011
UCI Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
Oceania Track Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit
National Track Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Points race
2012
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2013
UCI World Track Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Individual pursuit
2016
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games

Road[edit]

2009
Tour of the Murray River
1st Stages 11 & 12
2010
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
3rd Rogaland GP
9th Memorial Davide Fardelli
2011
1st Stage 2 Glava Tour of Norway
1st Prologue Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2nd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Gran Premio della Liberazione
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
6th Overall Olympia's Tour
2012
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
2013
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Duo Normand (with Jens Mouris)
2014
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2015
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Time trial, Oceania Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2016
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2017
1st Stage 2 Bay Classic Series
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Hong Kong Challenge

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 154 160 150 122
A yellow jersey Tour de France 117
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  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. Archived from the original on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  10. ^ "GreenEdge completes 2012 roster with Durbridge, Hepburn". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  11. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Michael Hepburn at Wikimedia Commons