Podcast interview with Mike Turtur AO

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Mike Turtur AO

"One summer, I entered the gates of the old (bike) track at Hanson Reserve and my mind was just blown away. For whatever reason it captivated me and I just didn’t think of anything other than riding a bike from that day on."

After 22 years at the helm of what has become Australia’s greatest cycling race, the Santos Tour Down Under (TDU), Mike Turtur – champion cyclist, TDU founder and director, hands the reins to Stuart O’Grady at the end of the 2020 race.

Career changes are a time for looking forward, as well as reflecting on past achievements and challenges.

In this conversation with presenter Dr Christina Hagger, Mike opens up about what ignited his lifelong passion for cycling, pushing through pain barriers to win Olympic gold, a nail-biting negotiation with a top German sprinter that potentially saved the TDU from being derailed after year one - and, of course, what comes next.

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Dr Christina Hagger combines her radio presenter, writing and researcher skills to help people tell, and share, their stories. She understands the power of voice and narrative to inform, build community, and influence change.

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