David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne


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.


Contador backs Rogers' drug claim

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


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.


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.


Matthews misses Giro by ill chance

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.


Rogers' decision to leave Team Sky purely financial

LIMOGES, FRANCE - JULY 13:  Lance Armstrong (R) of USA and team Astana chats with Michael Rogers of Australia and Team Colombia - HTC during a training session on the first rest day of the 2009 Tour de France on July 13, 2009 in Limoges, France.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers says his reason for leaving Team Sky was purely financial.


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.


Meyer dares to dream of Tour

Sport: Oceania Cycling Championships - Elite and Under 23 Men's Road Race 153km. Adam Phelan from ACT leads in the first of six 10km loops. 17 March 2013.  Canberra Times Photo by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne Riding had literally become a pain in the butt for Cameron Meyer.