"Mike Turtur is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist and Race Director of the Tour Down Under."
Mike has competed at two Olympic Games and three Commonwealth Games, and from these has won a total of five medals. At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics he secured a gold medal in the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit, after which he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his achievements.
At the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, 1982 Mike won two gold medals in the Men's 4000m Teams and Individual Pursuits and a bronze medal in the 10 Mile Scratch Race. At the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games, Mike was the flag bearer for Australia and won a gold medal in the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit.
Following his cycling career Mike went on to share his knowledge and experience by becoming the South Australian Institute of Sport Cycling Coach for five years before becoming the manager and promoter of the Adelaide Super-Drome in 1993.
In 1998, Mike was appointed Race Director of the Tour Down Under, a role which he continues in to date. The Tour Down Under has grown to become the biggest cycling race in the Southern Hemisphere and in 2008 became the first race outside Europe to join the prestigious UCI ProTour.
In 2008, Mike was elected the Oceania President of the UCI, the international cycling federation. In the same year he was named South Australian of the Year.
Mike also owns a bike shop in the northern suburbs of Adelaide and gives a hand at Moonta Cycles and Sport when visiting his holiday home in Moonta. He has also worked as a Channel 7 Sports commentator alongside the likes of 'the voice of cycling', Phil Liggett.
Mike represented Australia at two Olympic Games (1980 - Moscow, 1984 - Los Angeles) and three Commonwealth Games (1978 - Edmonton, 1982 - Brisbane, 1986 - Edinburgh).