Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane is a sports writer with The Age's sports section. She joined The Sunday Age's sports team in 2005, where she specialised in the coverage of Australian Rules football, before joining the daily Age in 2007. She has a wealth of multi-media broadcasting experience since starting her journalism career in 2002 at www.afl.com.au. She is also a panellist on Network Ten's Before the Game. Samantha covered the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be reporting extensively on the 2012 London Olympics.

Drug testing on cyclists decreasing

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Riders make their way around the street circuit during stage six of the Tour Down Under on January 27, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Samantha Lane THE Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority says it is conducting fewer tests on cyclists because screening is more sophisticated and the government agency is no longer responsible for drug controls...

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ASADA defends fewer drug tests

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Samantha Lane Anti-Doping authority says it conducts fewer tests as screening is now more sophisticated.

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Gaudry in the drive for women's tours

Tracey Gaudry

Samantha Lane Women could compete at Australia's second-biggest stage race, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.

Cycling

Cycling world in a spin over drug amnesty proposal

Pat McQuaid

Samantha Lane Australian anti-doping expert Mike Ashenden is sceptical of the UCI under Pat McQuaid.

Anti-doping boss claims Armstrong still lying

Lance Armstrong.

Samantha Lane Lance Armstrong has until February 6 to do something he has always resisted - co-operate fully with the US Anti-Doping Agency - and is being lured by the promise his lifetime ban from sport will be...

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Lance is a 'lying bastard': Wiggins

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Samantha Lane Bradley Wiggins does not believe Lance Armstrong rode clean in the 2009 Tour de France.

Call to clear bike 'suspects'

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Samantha Lane Cycling Australia boss Klaus Mueller says reputations are being unfairly damaged.

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Armstrong lied about making clean return, says Wiggins

MALLORCA, SPAIN - JANUARY 24:  Tour de France and Olympic TT Champion Bradley Wiggins of Team SKY attends a Team Sky Media Day in Puerto de Alcudia on January 24, 2013 in Mallorca, Spain.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Samantha Lane BRITISH champion Bradley Wiggins does not believe Lance Armstrong rode clean in the 2009 Tour de France - despite the American's insistence he did not dope after 2005.

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Australian cycling waits on further drugs fall-out

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Samantha Lane Twenty-eight Australian cyclists are working their way through the Tour Down Under this week.

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Wiggins calls Armstrong a 'lying bastard'

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Samantha Lane British cycling champion Bradley Wiggins does not believe Lance Armstrong rode clean in the 2009 Tour de France – a counter claim to the American’s insistence he never doped after 2005.

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Cycling boss McQuaid steps away from spot on IOC panel

Pat McQuaid.

Samantha Lane Cycling's world governing boss Pat McQuaid has stepped down from an International Olympic Committee role citing time constraints.

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Tour defends paying Lance

Tour Down Under director Mike Turtur.

Samantha Lane Tour Down Under's race director rebuffs fresh criticism of taxpayer dollars paid to Lance Armstrong.

Stonewall on Armstrong

Australian Anthony Giacoppo during the 135km first stage of Tour Down Under.

Samantha Lane Amount of Australian taxpayer money paid to Lance Armstrong may yet be disclosed.

Brown denies dope claims

Thomas Dekker

Samantha Lane Fresh allegations of rife doping at professional team Rabobank have been denied.

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Brown denies claims Rabobank 'functioned around doping'

Graeme Brown

Samantha Lane FRESH allegations of rife doping at professional team Rabobank have been denied by Australia's dual Olympic champion, Graeme Brown, who is entering his eighth season with the rebadged outfit.

SA may come clean on Lance cash

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Samantha Lane, Adelaide The amount of Australian taxpayer money paid to Lance Armstrong may yet be disclosed by a South Australian government under renewed pressure to declare how it lured the now-disgraced cyclist to Tour...

State, tour 'backed a loser'

Disgraced: Lance Armstrong made millions by racing in South Australia's Tour Down Under.

Samantha Lane Anti-doping expert says Tour Down Under "prostituted itself" by paying Lance Armstrong.

Could be a case of karma for tour

Basking in reflected glory but silent about the cost now: Mike Rann (right) with Lance Armstrong in 2009.

Samantha Lane We're still not getting a straight answer about how much South Australia paid Lance Armstrong.

Cycling

Ashenden slams Tour for luring liar

Future of Cycling

Samantha Lane MICHAEL ASHENDEN, an anti-doping expert and former employee of cycling's world governing body, says the Tour Down Under "prostituted itself" by paying Lance Armstrong millions of dollars to race in...

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Armstrong still lying, says former teammate

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Samantha Lane TYLER HAMILTON, the retired cyclist who exposed Lance Armstrong as a doper in 2011, says his former teammate is still lying about testing positive at a race in 2001 and claims the Union Cycliste...

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