'Big Mig' has a lot to answer for. Better known as Miguel Indurain, the five time Tour de France winner is responsible for getting John hooked on cycling in the early 1990's when SBS first started their nightly TV coverage. Yes, the amazing French scenery helped, but so did a face-to-face interview John did in 1997 with Stuart O'Grady just after his debut Tour.
Since then John has reported cycling for radio, print and online media. He has only missed one edition of the Tour Down Under (1999) and in 2014 went to the Tour de France for The Roar and ABC Radio.
John also loves riding and in March is riding in the Three Peaks Challenge in the Victorian Snowfields.
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The racing in this year’s Tour Down Under has been as good as I can remember. As always race director Mike Turtur made only subtle changes to the course, but his judgement was again spot on as those subtle changes proved decisive. Every day we saw something unexpected from the break that stayed away on […]
History is a powerful ally at the Tour Down Under, and today it’s firmly on Rohan Dennis’ side. The South Australian is poised to become the latest winner of the World Tour’s opening race of the season, and the third from South Australia. The only man who can beat Dennis is just two seconds behind, […]
You have to have to hand it to Dave Sanders, the man charged with moulding the seven riders chosen each year to form the UniSA team at the Tour Down Under. Since 2001 Sanders has been Cycling Australia’s guiding hand in helping expose their up-and-coming riders to the top level of competition. Sometimes the team […]
It’s fair to say no one saw that coming. A BMC one-two to end Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under leaves Cadel Evans’ dream of a fairytale finish to his professional career facing the most unexpected obstacle. Drama was expected on Torrens Hill Rd, but certainly not in what was delivered. This climb was […]
You’ve got to love social media. People like to say anything, just because they can. One well known cycling journalist – who shall remain nameless to protect them should it prove wrong – tweeted in the middle of yesterday’s stage that the winner of this year’s Tour Down Under would come from the Top 10 […]
Fans at the 2009 Tour Down Under got a glimpse of the frightening potential of Jack Bobridge when he launched an all-or-nothing attack in the final 30 kilometres of the opening stage. The then under-23 national road race champion quickly established a 1:30 lead but no one, not even Jack on his home roads north […]