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Phil Anderson

Phil Anderson

Phil Anderson OAM is one of cycling’s great heroes.

Phil won gold in the 1978 Commonwealth Games, turned pro, and joined the intensely competitive professional European road circuit.

Phil is well known for being the first Australian (and first non-European) to wear the prestigious yellow jersey, he did this riding in his first Tour de France in 1981. His daring challenge of the French favourite, Bernard Hinault, and his exploits on the road, are stories full of pain, fierce determination and excitement.

Ultimately Phil Anderson wore the yellow jersey 11 times and rose to number one in the world, with a career spanning 16 years and culminating with another Commonwealth gold medal in 1994, the year of his retirement.

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