|Full name||Michael Colin Turtur|
July 2, 1958 |
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Michael Colin "Mike" Turtur, OAM (born July 2, 1958 in Adelaide, South Australia) is a former track cyclist and Olympic gold medallist in the 4000m Team Pursuit at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, with team members Dean Woods, Kevin Nichols and Michael Grenda, coached by Charlie Walsh.
Michael Turtur has competed at two Olympic Games and three Commonwealth Games, winning a total of five medals.
At the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games, he 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, he was the flag bearer for Australia and won a gold medal in the men’s 4000m team pursuit.
Following his cycling career, Mr Turtur went on to share his knowledge and experience by becoming the South Australian Institute of Sport Cycling Coach for five years.
From 1993 Michael Turtur was the manager and promoter of the Adelaide Super-Drome located in South Australia’s State Sports Park, which is the headquarters for the highly successful Australian Institute of Sport’s Womens and Mens Track Cycling Program.
Michael Turtur was a television commentator for the Seven Network during its Olympics coverage.
Australian Sports Commission Board 
Michael Turtur is on the Australian Sports Commission Board with Mr John Wylie AM, Chair, Mr David Gallop (Deputy Chair), Glenys Beauchamp (ex-officio), Alisa Camplin OAM, Sally Carbon OAM, Liz Ellis AM, John Lee, Margaret Osmond, Andrew Plympton, Ken Ryan, and Kyle Vander-Kuyp.
Union Cycliste Internationale 
Track Commission. Michael Turtur is President and chair of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Commission, having experience as a promoter of Track Cycling at the Adelaide Superdrome; his experience as Manager of Olympic, World Championships and Commonwealth Games Teams; and knowledge of the requirements, rules, competitions and management of cycling at World level.
Consultant. Michael Turtur is a consultant for the Union Cycliste Internationale, having experience as a promoter of the Tour Down Under.
Michael Turtur was the President of the Union Cycliste Internationale's Oceanian Cycling Confederation from 2008 until 2012 when:
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, hosted the 2010 Road World Championships
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, hosted the 2012 Track World Championships
- Invercargill, New Zealand, hosted the 2012 Junior Track World Championships.
He was President of Oceania Cycling Federation when it was arranged that :
- Auckland, New Zealand would be hosting the 2013 B.M.X. World Championships.
- Queenstown, New Zealand would be hosting the 2012 Oceania Road Cycling Championships.
- Canberra, A.C.T., Australia, would be hosting the 2013 Oceania Road Cycling Championships.
Manager of Olympic Games and Commonweath Games Cycling Teams 
Michael Turtur was Section Manager of the 1994 Victoria, Canada, Commonwealth Games Cycling Team ;
the 1995 World Championships ;
and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games ;
experiences which added to the knowledge required of the rules and administration of the cycling at World level.
Tour Down Under 
From the Tour Down Under's inception in 1999 by Michael Turtur, he has been its internationally recognized and respected Race Director.
In 2008 the Tour Down Under became the first UCI ProTour in Australia, and the following year it became the inaugural event of the UCI World Ranking calendar.
Cycling South Australia 
1985–1988 Executive Member of the South Australian Cycling Federation.
- "Turtur, Michael Colin". It's an Honour. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
- Olympic results
- Tour Down Under boss Mike Turtur on world stage
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