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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Mick Rogers re-signs with Tinkoff-Saxo for two years

David Polkinghorne Tour de France star Michael Rogers feels his team Tinkoff-Saxo is on the verge of something special and he wants to finish off what he's started by helping Alberto Contador regain the yellow jersey...

Cycling

Orica-GreenEDGE picks Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews for Vuelta a Espana

Michael Matthews will ride in this year's Vuelta a Espana.

David Polkinghorne It might not be the grand tour he wanted to ride this year, but Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews will return to the race that launched his career in 2013.

Racing

Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn hopes to leave hospital on Friday

David Polkinghorne When you have no feeling below your neck, a burst appendix becomes even more deadly than usual.

Cycling

Cyclist Gracie Elvin backs fellow Canberran Chloe Hosking as gold medal chance

Australian champion Gracie Elvin is one of two Canberrans in contention for the Commonwealth Games road race.

David Polkinghorne La Course provided the perfect stage for women's cycling to showcase itself, but Canberra's Gracie Elvin believes the women need to create their own identity rather than piggy-backing off men's...

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Mat Hayman still devastated by Tour de France withdrawal

Mathew Hayman, left, with his Orica-GREENEDGE teammates earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne There's a hole inside Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman where the Tour de France should be - a hole he knows might never be filled.

Cycling

Canberra cyclists Paul Kennedy and Thomas Clarke win Comm Games bronze in tandem sprint

David Polkinghorne The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games website will have to update Canberra cyclist Paul Kennedy's profile after he and his  tandem sprint pilot Thomas Clarke won bronze on Sunday.

Cycling

Orica-GreenEDGE's Michael Matthews using Michael Rogers as inspiration

Michael Matthews turned in a star performance at the Giro d'Italia.

David Polkinghorne Michael Matthews looks to fellow Canberran Michael Rogers for inspiration for recovering from injury.

Cycling

New ACTAS coach Ben Cook predicts golden age for Canberra cycling

Ben Cook.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cycling is experiencing a golden era and Ben Cook is the man charged with ensuring that success continues.

Cycling

Michael Rogers primed to push for Tour de France stage wins: Stephen Hodge

Michael Rogers

David Polkinghorne Former Canberra cyclist Stephen Hodge says Michael Rogers can be a gorilla in key breakaways in the mountains, just like he was at the Giro d'Italia in May.

Cycling

Canberra's Michael Matthews devastated at missing first Tour de France

Shattered: Michael Matthews is likely to miss the Tour de France.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Michael Matthews is struggling to come to terms with a crash that has left his Tour de France dream in tatters.

Mountain Biking

Blair has his sights set on Games gold

While most athletes find the nine-to-five grind a hindrance to elite performance, the 35-year-old is the opposite and said his job as an ACTEW Water project manager had helped him train more.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan mountain biker Andrew Blair spent every day of the working week on Mount Stromlo.

Hall of Fame

Horse racing industry to honour legends at Hall of Fame event in Canberra

Australian jockey Shane Dye.

David Polkinghorne Canberra gets its chance to host the Australian Racing Hall of Fame induction evening.

Canberra Guineas

Field wide open after El Roca scratched from Canberra Guineas

El Roca.

David Polkinghorne El Roca's scratching has thrown the listed Canberra Guineas wide open.

Black Opal Stakes

Trainer says Headwater Country can cause an Opal boilover

Liam Birchley

David Polkinghorne Brisbane trainer Liam Birchley thinks Headwater Country's last start should be forgotten.

Racing

Messene on mission to prove his worth for shot at Doncaster Mile

David Polkinghorne Messene trainer Michael Hawkes says the listed National Sprint field ''have every right'' to be worried about him.

Racing

Peter Snowden says Black Opal worthy of group 2 status

SPORT Sinjorn ridden by Peter Nobl wins the second racee at Randwick on 23 November 2013. Trainer Peter Snowden pictured Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne Top Sydney trainer Peter Snowden thinks Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes is worthy of group 2 status.

Black Opal Stakes

'A bloody hard race to win' but locals still saddle up

Frank, left and Joe Cleary.

David Polkinghorne The Cleary connection still runs strong at Black Opal Stakes, writes David Polkinghorne.

Racing

Lucky Raquie may hold key to upgrade for Black Opal Stakes

Jockey Glyn Schofield  winner of the Black Opal with horse Lucky Raquie.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.

Cycling

Cyclist Robbie McEwen looks on bright side of Michael Rogers' suspension

The UCI has confirmed Australian cyclist Michael Rogers of Tinkoff-Saxo will not face sanctions over his clenbuterol positive test.

David Polkinghorne Robbie McEwen thinks overturned suspension could work in Michael Rogers' favour.

Cycling

Cycling Australia will welcome Canberra's Michael Rogers back with open arms

Michael Rogers will be welcomed back.

David Polkinghorne Michael Rogers free to return to national set-up.