Michael Turtur

Michael Turtur ( born July 2, 1958 in Adelaide ) is an Australian cycling official and former racing cyclist. His greatest achievement was winning the gold medal with the Australian track four at the Olympic Summer Games 1984. Since 1998 he is race director of the Tour Down Under, was 2008-2012 President of the oceanic cycling continental federation Oceanian Cycling Confederation and thus a member of the Management Committee of Union Cycliste Internationale.

1978, the Commonwealth Games Turturs first major international championships, in 1980, he attended the Summer Olympics in Moscow. 1982 and 1983 he participated in the road world championships .. At the Commonwealth Games in 1982 won Turtur his first international medals: gold in the team pursuit and individual pursuit and bronze in the 10 -mile scratch. In the Summer Olympics he was with Dean Woods, Kevin Nichols and Michael Grenda after beating Italy in the semifinals and the United States in the final Olympiasieger.Turtur was Australian flag carrier at the Commonwealth Games in 1986, where he successfully defended his title in the team pursuit.

2008 Turtur was honored as South Australian of the Year.

On December 2, 2012 Turtur was voted out as president of the Ocean Cycling Federation; his successor was Tracey Gaudry. Turtur was a conflict of interest between the continental association and its position as the race organizer of the Tour Down Under in particular accused with regard to the treatment of the doping affair Lance Armstrong.