Story: Cycle racing

Tino Tabak (1st of 2)

Tino Tabak

Tino Tabak is interviewed after winning the 1967 Dulux Six-day Cycle Race. Tabak dominated New Zealand road cycling in the mid-1960s, winning the Dulux twice and the Tour of Southland three times. Having conquered New Zealand, in 1968 the 22-year-old left for Europe, where he turned professional and twice rode in the Tour de France. His 18th place on general classification in 1972 is the highest achieved in the Tour by a New Zealand rider. Tabak returned to New Zealand in 1994.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1967/5187-F

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Simon Kennett, 'Cycle racing - Road and track: from the mid-20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Simon Kennett, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Oct 2015