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One of GreenEDGE Cycling’s inaugural riders, Australian powerhouse Michael Hepburn signs on for two more years – Team BikeExchange

An inaugural member of GreenEDGE Cycling, Michael Hepburn has proven to be an important member of the Team BikeExchange roster year after year, as a reliable and consistent rider across the 10-month racing calendar.

With this, the Australian outfit is pleased to see Hepburn sign on for two more years, with the 2022 season his 11th consecutive season with the Australian outfit.

The former Australian time trial champion has proven to be a valuable asset with his powerful strength on the flat roads, crucial for protecting and positioning the team leaders in the various Grand Tours and one-day Classic races throughout the lengthy season.

Brent Copeland, General Manager on Hepburn:
“Heppy is one of the key riders in GreenEDGE Cycling, he has been with us ten years, since day one of the team built by our team owner, Gerry Ryan. There was no doubt that he was going to stay with us, he is an important support rider and one of the guys that all the young riders look up to. He is a hard-working rider, one of the main riders in the team’s ‘engine room’ and riders with his attitude are always needed. Michael will play a key role in the team for many more years to come and we are pleased to continue our journey with him.”

Michael Hepburn:
“I’m really pleased to be staying with GreenEDGE for two more seasons. It’s been a great journey these past 10 years and I’m looking forward to continuing that. I know this team very well, the team understands me well, there are many great people in this organisation and it’s the right environment for me to be able to perform in.

It’s been a tough season for us on the results side and I’m very motivated to do my bit to help the team back to its winning ways. I’ll keep supporting our leaders at the biggest races on the calendar and I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together in 2022.”

Michael Hepburn:
Date of Birth: 17th August 1991 (30)
Nationality: Australian
Joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2012
New Contract: 2022 & 2023

Top Results:
1st 2014 Tour of Qatar stage 3 ITT 
1st 2015 Australian Time Trial Championships 
3rd 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico stage 3 ITT 
10th 2018 Tour de France stage 20 ITT 

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Australian track stars Baker & Manly return to GreenEDGE Cycling for 2022 & 2023 – Team BikeExchange


Former GreenEDGE Cycling team members Georgia Baker and Alexandra Manly return to the squad as they sign on for two seasons, ready to turn their full attention to the road, after spending the previous years following their track ambitions.
 
Older and wiser, the Australian duo have high ambitions as they make their comeback to the Women’s WorldTour peloton, hoping to add extra firepower to the squad and looking to build on their past experiences of racing overseas.
 
Manly, a Team Pursuit and Points Race World Champion, previously spent five seasons with the team, while Baker, also a World Champion in the Team Pursuit event, spent one year with the squad back in 2017.
 
With this previous experience and understanding of how the Australian outfit works, the mid 20-year-olds are motivated to see what they can achieve in 2022.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Baker & Manly:
“Alex and Georgia are not new to the team, Alex spent five years with GreenEDGE Cycling and Georgia was with us in 2017 and we are very happy to welcome them back into the family.

With Alex, she had other targets on the track over the last couple of years which will have helped her to improve and develop her riding characteristics in many ways. She has achieved top results in her career since the junior level and we are looking forward to seeing what she can do next year back on the road.
 
Georgia has matured as a rider over the past years on the track and we believe we will be able to help her grow even more. It’s very important for us that she already knows some of the riders and the staff members, this will facilitate her and us into this new chapter of our journey together. She has lots of track experience and her characteristics can give us different options during the year in various races.”
 
Alexandra Manly:
It’s really special to be returning to GreenEDGE Cycling with my priority focus now being on the road. I have many friends in the team already and it feels right to be returning to the team that has helped me develop over the years.
 
I will keep in touch with the track, but it won’t be what I prioritise. I am most looking forward to being back racing regularly and chasing some new goals with the girls.”
 
Georgia Baker:
“I’m really excited to be joining GreenEDGE Cycling again, I was with the team only briefly in 2017, but it actually feels like a new and fresh start.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to give back to the team and I’m looking forward to working with the girls and having a successful season together.
 
I’ll be based in Europe for the entire season and setting myself up in Girona and Andorra. I’ll be keeping in touch with the track throughout the year and will hopefully compete at the Commonwealth Games, but road will be a priority for me this year.
 
I’m honestly unsure what to expect next season, I don’t have a huge amount of experience in the Women’s WorldTour Peloton, but I’m looking forward to the new challenge and learning lots to contribute to the team success.”
 
Georgia Baker
Date of Birth: 21st September 1994 (27)
Nationality: Australian
Previously joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2017 – 2018
New Contract: 2022 & 2023
 
Top Results:
1st Commonwealth Games Team Pursuit 2018
1st World Championship Team Pursuit 2019
5th Tokyo Olympics Team Pursuit 2021
5th Rio Olympics Team Pursuit 2016
4x National Track Champion
 
Alexandra Manly
Date of Birth: 28th February 1996 (25)
Nationality: Australian
Previously joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2015 – 2019
New Contract: 2022 & 2023
 
Top Results:
1st U23 National Champion Road Race & ITT 2018
1st World Championships Points Race 2019
1st World Championship Team Pursuit 2019
1st Commonwealth Games Team Pursuit 2018
5th Tokyo Olympics Team Pursuit 2021
3x National Track Champion

— Team BikeExchange to www.greenedgecycling.com