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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

Michael Rogers could race in Giro d'Italia after returning from ban

Canberra's Michael Rogers has questioned the future of International Cycling Union races in China.

David Polkinghorne Three-time world champion Michael Rogers is unsure whether the UCI should continue racing in China.

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.

Cycling

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

Michael Rogers

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

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'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.

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

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

Crash brings Haas down

Nathan Haas celebrates

David Polkinghorne Nathan Haas is a week behind in preparing for his Herald Sun Tour defence after an ''embarrassing'' crash in Civic.

Cycling

Orica gives Matthews crack at Giro glory

Farrer's Michael Matthews

David Polkinghorne It's a new year, with a new team, wearing a new jersey for Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

Cycling

Matthews surprised by omission from GreenEDGE tour squad

Michael Matthews

David Polkinghorne CANBERRA cyclist Michael Matthews thought he'd done enough to earn a spot on the GreenEDGE Tour Down Under team, but was surprised by his omission from the seven-man squad this week.

Cycling

Matthews misses Giro by ill chance

NSport.
Farrers Michael Matthews in his new GreenEDGE gear prior to his first major race- the Giro D'Italia.
31st december 2012. Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney

David Polkinghorne Michael Matthews knows he would have gone into his first Grand Tour in good form.

Cycling

Financial crisis hits cycling hard: Hosking

Sport,  Canberra Olympian Chloe Hosking at the Australian Institute of Sport Physiology Lab .  22 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne On the eve of the world's most famous bike race, Canberra's Chloe Hosking is concerned about the state of cycling.