Phil Anderson OAM is one of Australia's cycling heroes. Having worn the prestigious Tour de France yellow jersey an impressive 11 times, Phil continues to be at the forefront of the sport and is a patron of the Amy Gillett Foundation.
He won gold in the 1978 Commonwealth Games, turned pro and joined the intensely competitive professional Europeanroad circuit with a career spanning 16 years and culminating with another Commonwealth gold in 1994, the year of his retirement. Phil is recognised as a cycling pioneer, well known for being the first Australian (and first non-European) to win the prestigious yellow jersey in the Tour de France. His daring challenge of the French favourite, Bernard Hinault created history, 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 in an era when Australia was not considered part of the cycling landscape.
In November 2015, Cycling Australia named Phil Anderson as one of the first 12 inductees to be inducted to the Cycling Australia Hall of Fame for his outstanding career acheivements and contribution to cycling.
Since his retirement in 1994, Phil Anderson has worked as a consultant to the cycling fraternity in addition to media commitments, sports commentary and sports development.