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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


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

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.


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.


Mathew Hayman begins his journey to last frontier, Tour de France

David Polkinghorne There's one ''big hole'' in Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mathew Hayman's 15-year career - he has never ridden in the Tour de France.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


Contador backs Rogers' drug claim

David Polkinghorne Alberto Contador has backed his Saxo-Tinkoff teammate Michael Rogers in his bid to clear his name.


O'Grady applauded for coming clean

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist and confessed drug cheat Stephen Hodge respects retiring veteran Stuart O'Grady for admitting he also doped, as a cloud now darkens the former Orica GreenEDGE cyclist's long list of...


Earle hits road, heads for Sky

Nathan Earle

David Polkinghorne Nathan Earle shows exactly why he has been signed by Team Sky, by winning the National Capital Tour.


Time to bury the past as new, clean breed embraces future

Michael Matthews

David Polkinghorne Michael Matthews will still join Orica-Greenedge next year and is adamant the sport is ''getting really clean'', despite team director Matthew White's admission of doping with Lance Armstrong.


Women to be hurt by sponsor backlash, says Galloway

Miffy Galloway

David Polkinghorne LANCE ARMSTRONG'S doping saga could also damage women's cycling as sponsors look to distance themselves from the drug controversy.


Wonderful contributor's image tainted

DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 08:  Daniel Ellis, Jason Niblett and Scott Sunderland of Australia pose with their gold medals after winning the team sprint cycling at IG Sports Complex during day five of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 8, 2010 in Delhi, India.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne He was a mentor to generations of Canberra cyclists but Stephen Hodge shocked the capital's tight-knit riding community when he dropped a bombshell on the sport yesterday, admitting he had taken...


Lance can still restore our faith

David Polkinghorne.

David Polkinghorne I feel robbed. I feel cheated. I feel like I've been kicked in the guts and Lance Armstrong's cleats have left a mark.


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.


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.


Rogers a boost for Contador

David Polkinghorne The lure of greater opportunities for Michael Rogers will be invaluable for Alberto Contador's quest to regain his Tour de France crown and a loss for Team Sky, fellow Canberran Mathew Hayman says.


Hayman turns up the heat on GreenEDGE

Mathew Hayman

David Polkinghorne ORICA-GREENEDGE has ''everything to lose'' in the national men's road race championships in Ballarat on Sunday, according to Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman.


Rogers focused on Tour, but has other ambitions, too

Michael Rogers

David Polkinghorne AFTER helping Bradley Wiggins win the yellow jersey, Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers has signalled his intent to do the same with new teammate Alberto Contador in this year's Tour de France.