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Michael Hepburn (born 17 August 1991[1]) is an Australian track and road cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Mitchelton–Scott.[2]

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 28)
Brisbane, Australia
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamMitchelton–Scott
DisciplineTrack and road
RoleRider
Rider typeEndurance (track)
Prologue specialist (road)
Professional team(s)
2010–2011Team Jayco-Skins
2012–GreenEDGE
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 TTT stages (2014, 2015)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2014)

From Brisbane,[3] Hepburn started competitively cycling at 14 years of age after making the change from triathlons.[4][5]

Sporting achievementsEdit

Some of Hepburn's notable achievements include winning the Under 23 road race in the Australian Open Road Championships[6] (at just 18 years of age) and winning the teams pursuit in the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Denmark.[7] 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[8] before going on to break the same world record two more times to win at the 2009 Junior World Championships[9] 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.[10]

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

In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[12]

Major resultsEdit

TrackEdit

2009
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
2nd   Team pursuit
National Junior Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Omnium
UCI Track World Cup
1st   Team pursuit (Beijing)
1st   Team pursuit (Melbourne)
2010
Commonwealth Games
1st   Team pursuit
3rd   Individual pursuit
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st   Omnium, National Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit (Melbourne), UCI Track World Cup
2011
UCI Track World Championships
1st   Team pursuit
3rd   Individual pursuit
Oceania Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Team pursuit
National Track Championships
2nd   Team pursuit
3rd   Individual pursuit
3rd   Points race
2012
2nd   Team pursuit, Olympic Games
2013
UCI World Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Individual pursuit
2016
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2nd   Team pursuit, Olympic Games

RoadEdit

2009
Tour of the Murray River
1st Stages 11 & 12
2010
1st   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 Tour of Norway
Tour de l'Avenir
1st Prologue & Stage 4
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Gran Premio della Liberazione
3rd   Time trial, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
6th Overall Olympia's Tour
2012
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
2013
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Duo Normand (with Jens Mouris)
2014
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
6th Time trial, Commonwealth Games
2015
1st   Time trial, Oceania Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2016
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2017
1st Stage 2 Bay Classic Series
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Hong Kong Challenge
2019
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Czech Cycling Tour
5th Antwerp Port Epic

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 154 160 150 122
  Tour de France 117 146
  Vuelta a España Has not yet contested during career
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jayco-Skins team page". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Mitchelton-Scott finalise 25-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Cycling Australia Profile: Michael Hepburn". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Cycling Australia Profile: Michael Hepburn". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  5. ^ "AOC competitor profile: Michael Hepburn". Australian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Hepburn wins Australian U23 road title". SBS Cycling Central. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Three-man Australia win world team pursuit gold". SBS Cycling Central. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  8. ^ "Athlete Profile: Michael Hepburn". Cadence Cycling. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  9. ^ "Cycling Australia Profile: Michael Hepburn". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  10. ^ Michael Whiting. "Brookfield's Michael Hepburn wins gold". Westside News. Archived from the original on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  11. ^ "GreenEdge completes 2012 roster with Durbridge, Hepburn". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  12. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Michael Hepburn at Wikimedia Commons