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

Cadel Evans keen to ride on in 2015 - with BMC

Cadel Evans

Samantha Lane Cadel Evans has declared his intention to ride on in 2015 and has decided he wants to stay at BMC, where his current deal is shortly set to expire.

Cadel Evans to announce new Victorian race

Cadel Evans

Samantha Lane Cadel Evans has taken the extraordinary step of making a rare, mid-year trip to Australia to announce Victoria has landed the a major new international cycling race.

Cycling

Richie Porte needs to stay calm as Tour pressure intensifies, says Cadel Evans

Tour leader Vincenzo Nibali (left) with Richie Porte

Samantha Lane Richie Porte may be ideally placed at second overall in the Tour de France, but Cadel Evans, the first and only Australian winner of the event, fears the 29-year-old Tasmanian is vulnerable –...

Cycling

Cycling 'the cleanest in years', says Cadel Evans

'The best thing I think I could do for the sport was be a good example to the sport.'

Samantha Lane Cadel Evans says cycling has turned the corner since the depth of its drug-riddled and corrupt past was exposed through the stunning downfall of Lance Armstrong, which triggered an overhaul of the...

Cycling

Simon Clarke just three climbs away from tour victory

Simon Clarke

Samantha Lane Not so long ago, Simon Clarke was far more familiar with being the supporter rather than the supported.

Cycling

Stuart O'Grady a low-key guest at Herald Sun Tour

Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Self-confessed drug cheat Stuart O'Grady has made a low-key return to cycling.

Cycling

Anti-doping expert Nicki Vance calls on cyclist Stuart O'Grady to reveal all

Former Australian cyclist Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Cyclist urged to come clean once independent commission set up to draw line over drug-infested era.

Cycling

Tracey Gaudry endorses new leadership for Cycling Australia

Tracey Gaudry

Samantha Lane Australia's pre-eminent cycling chief says the sport can regain credibility through reflection.

Cycling

Bronzini off to flyer in Bay Classic

Giorgia Bronzini.

Samantha Lane Dual road race world champion Giorgia Bronzini wins the first criterium of the Bay Cycling Classic.

Cycling

Olympic cyclist Stuart O'Grady reveals why he confessed to doping

Stuart O'Grady

Samantha Lane Stuart O'Grady has detailed how he could have continued denying he doped.

Cycling

Matt Goss, Chloe Hosking win round two Bay Cycling Classic races

Canberra Cyclist Chloe Hosking

Samantha Lane Top Australian talents Matt Goss and Chloe Hosking triumphed on day two of the Bay Classic.

Cycling

Luke Durbridge wins the day but Zak Dempster leads Bay Cycling Classic

Samantha Lane Luke Durbridge won the day at Portarlington with a commanding ride in wild wind.

Cycling

Veteran coach Dave Sanders devastated by O'Grady's drug admission

Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Doping confession coache's greatest disappointment in a lifetime working in cycling.

Cycling

Victoria's Brenton Jones has won the Bay Cycling Classic

Pumped: Brenton Jones crosses the finish line to win the Bay Cycling Classic

Samantha Lane Three years after mid-race crash left him in an induced coma, Victorian triumphs.

Cycling

GreenEDGE factors in Cadel Evans entry

First timer: Cadel Evans has never done the Mount Buninyong run.

Samantha Lane Form and team will determine if Tour winner does take part in road race.

Cycling

Drapac cycling boss says appointment of Gerry Ryan as Cycling Australia president is 'flawed'

Cycling team owner Michael Drapac.

Samantha Lane Michael Drapac says the recent key development at CA a "flawed appointment".

Cycling

Cycling great Stuart O'Grady to speak at a charity event after his admission for doping

Rewrite: Stuart O'Grady's book.

Samantha Lane First public appearance by cycling great after his drug use confession last July.

Cycling

Danilo Di Luca says doping rife in Giro d'Italia

Danilo Di Luca.

Samantha Lane Banned cyclist claims it's impossible to finish in top 10 of Giro without doping.

Cycling

Cycling community rallies against disgraced Italian Danilo Di Luca's drug cheat claims

Danilo Di Luca

Samantha Lane The claim from an Italian drug cheat that doping remains rife in one of cycling's most famous races has provoked furious attacks.

Swimming

Ian Thorpe's hospitalisation prompts calls for athlete support

John Coates

Samantha Lane AOC president says the AOC 'is simply not resourced enough' for athlete transition programs.