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.

Cycling

Ex-teammate says cover-up denial a lie

Two dopes: Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton in 2000.

Samantha Lane Tyler Hamilton says Lance Armstrong is still lying about testing positive at a race in 2001.

An opportunity to share the road if not the limelight

Podium pucker: Cadel Evans gets congratulations in Europe.

Samantha Lane Surely the elite riders should be racing in Adelaide rather than training in Canberra?

Great deceit's unanswered questions

(FILES) June 8, 2003 file photo shows US cyclist Lance Armstrong speaking to the press in Villars-de-Lans, before the start of the first stage of the Criterium du Dauphine Libere cycling event.  Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong, shorn of cycling's greatest prizes and expelled from sport, wants to compete again and doesn't believe he deserved the

Samantha Lane One of the greatest ironies about Lance Armstrong's talk-fest is that it has morphed into a discussion about what he did not say.

Armstrong tell-all light on details

Armstrong body language 'unsettling' (Thumbnail)

Samantha Lane The self-confessed liar, bully and narcissist accepted he should be punished for doping throughout his seven Tour de France victories, but not as harshly as he has been.

A perfect story but it wasn't true

Lance Armstrong has started to reveal the extent of his  cheating.

Samantha Lane It took one minute and 45 seconds for Lance Armstrong to renounce lies he maintained for decades.

Cycling great slams drug cheats

Great Britain's Nicole Cooke

Samantha Lane In a caustic retirement speech, one of Britain's greatest cyclists has attacked drug cheats Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton, and detailed how resisting invitations to dope actually cost her money.

Cycling body to act on drugs review

Matt White races for US Postal in 2003.

Samantha Lane Cycling Australia will establish an ethics and integrity panel and insist that top cyclists, coaches and administrators sign declarations as a condition of carrying out national duties, after a...

Cycling

Gerrans to lead team

Simon Gerrans.

Samantha Lane Orica-GreenEDGE apparently less concerned about winning Tour Down Under this year.

Cycling

Swear you are drug free or on your bike

Lance Armstrong

Samantha Lane CYCLING AUSTRALIA will establish an ethics and integrity panel and insist that top cyclists, coaches and administrators sign declarations as a condition of carrying out national duties after a...

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Cycling

Cycling body to act on drugs review

Matt White races for US Postal in 2003.

Samantha Lane The federal government-ordered investigation into Cycling Australia's anti-doping policies has made 16 recommendations to the organisation hit hard by the sport's latest drugs crisis.

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Cycling

Review gives officials confidence

Cycling Australia president Klaus Mueller.

Samantha Lane Australian cycling bosses privately relieved over findings of federal government review.

Durbridge rides through the pain barrier for sweetest win

NATIONAL ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP - MEN'S ROAD RACE
Winner Luke Durbridge *** Local Caption *** Winner Luke Durbridge Luke Durbridge crosses the finish line in the Australian Championship Road race.
Lachlan Bence
The Ballarat Courier
13th january 2013.

Samantha Lane LUKE DURBRIDGE might have felt he died a thousand deaths to land a historic double but twice in five days the most untapped talent in Australian cycling made winning look easy.

Cycling

Newbie Elvin closes gap to be road champ

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Samantha Lane On day 12 in her new job, Gracie Elvin becomes an Australian road-race champion.

Cycling

Track could lure Meyer

Cameron Meyer

Samantha Lane Cameron Meyer would return to the boards if his pet events returned to the Olympics.

Cycling

The urge to pedal for a little metal

Rachel Neylan

Samantha Lane Rachel Neylan has ridden through the mill in her ongoing desire for cycling success.

Cycling

Meyer warms up for main event with bewildering victory

Kimberley Wells

Samantha Lane CAMERON MEYER'S honour roll is as long as it is varied, but he never expected to add national criterium champion to it, even when he was in the midst of staging the feat.

Cycling

Win has Wells on track

Kimberley Wells

Samantha Lane Doctor Kimberley Wells can now add national champion cyclist to her curriculum vitae.

Cycling

Stretch of the legs, and a win

Cameron Meyer

Samantha Lane Cameron Meyer woke at 4am in Perth to travel to Ballarat for a street circuit race that night.

Lance's Oprah moment

Lance Armstrong will appear on Oprah Winfrey's show.

Samantha Lane Once-was-hero to submit himself to a long-form public inquisition by famous talkshow host.

Clock no match for cycling pair

Riding high: Luke Durbridge at the Australian road cycling national titles in Ballarat.

Samantha Lane Shara Gillow and Luke Durbridge confirm themselves as leaders in time trials.