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Michael Hepburn

Date of Birth: 17th August 1991
Nationality: Australian
Place of birth: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 76 Kg
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
Turned Pro: 2012
Joined ORICA-GreenEDGE: 2012

Say hello to Michael. Michael has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in the U23 and U19 categories on the track and the road. He joins GreenEDGE for his neopro season with his focus squarely on the 2012 London Olympics.

The Queenslander splashed onto the cycling scene with his world record-breaking ride in the 3000 metre individual pursuit at the U19 2009 Australian Track Championships. He would go on to break the world record two additional times that same year at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Russia.

Michael describes himself as ‘tenancious and meticulous’ and credits his sheer determination, attention to detail and tremendous desire to meet the goals he sets as building blocks for the winning formula he seems to have struck. The 20-year-old also credits afternoon naps and coffee as essential ingredients to his success.
Track world champion and Olympic silver medalist turned 2014 Australian time trial champion, Michael Hepburn is another of the team’s rising talents.
His time trial capabilities have been enjoyed amongst ORICA-GreenEDGE’s team time trial achievements, including at the 2014 Giro d’Italia stage one victory and both the 2013 and 2014 world championship silver medals.
Top 20 Results at ORICA-GreenEDGE:

-       1st Oceania Championships - Time Trial
-       1st Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 (TTT) 
-       3rd Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic - General Classification
-       4th Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic - Stage 2
-       2nd Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic - Stage 4
-       2nd Tour de Romandie - Stage 1 (TTT)
-       6th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Prologue
-       6th Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 7
-       7th National Championships Australia - Time Trial
-       13th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Stage 2 
-       20th Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 1

-       1st National Championships Australia – Time Trial
-       1st Giro d’Italia – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       1st Tour of Qatar – Stage 3
-       2nd UCI Road Cycling World Championships – Team Time Trial
-       2nd Tirreno-Adriatico – Stage 1 (TTT)
-       4th Tour du Poitou-Charentes – Youth Classification
-       6th Commonwealth Games – Time Trial
-       8th Tour of Qatar – Points Classification
-       15th VDK-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde – Stage 3
-       15th Tirreno-Adriatico – Stage 7
-       16th Tour du Poitou-Charentes – General Classification
-       16th Eneco Tour – Stage 3
-       20th Tour du Poitou-Charentes – Stage 4 
-       2nd UCI Road Cycling World Championships – Team Time Trial
-       2nd Duo Normand
-       6th Tour de Slovenie – Prologue
-       10th Circuit Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire – Stage 3
-       14th Driedaagse de Panne-Koksijde – Stage 3
-       20th Tour du Poitou Charentes – Stage 4 
-       4th National Championships Australia – Time Trial
-       4th Tour de Slovenie – Stage 4 
Other results:

-       1st 2011 Tour de L’Avenir – Stage 4
-       1st 2011 Tour de L’Avenir – Prologue
-       3rd 2011 UCI Road Cycling Under 23 World Championships – Time Trial
-       Multiple world champion on the track

Riders's Talk

"I still have ambitions for the track – and the Olympics, too. Racing road will be a big learning curve, so I want to make the most of riding alongside the most experienced guys in the peloton."