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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Saturday Serve

Cadel Evans rates as one of Australia's all-time greats – of any sport

David Polkinghorne It's arguably the greatest moment in Australian sport – when Cadel Evans pedalled his way into history as the first Aussie to win the Tour de France.


Canberra's Mitchell Lovelock-Fay, Allison Rice finish third in National Capital Tour time trial

Women's time trial winner Ellen Skerritt.

David Polkinghorne Mitchell Lovelock-Fay says National Road Series is a genuine stepping stone to the professional tour.


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.


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.


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.


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.