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.

Evans to miss Tour Down Under

Samantha Lane Cadel Evans leaves it to two foreign world champions to represent his BMC racing team.

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

International cycling boss Brian Cookson is intent on cleaning up the sport

International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson

Samantha Lane In initiating a deposition in world cycling, Brian Cookson knew better than most the unholy mess he would inherit if the revolution succeeded. So it was and so it is.

Cycling

Stuart O'Grady goes under the radar on return to cycling

o'grady

Samantha Lane Stuart O'Grady has made a low-key return to cycling, joining the new president of Cycling Australia and owner of his former pro team, Gerry Ryan, among the guests at Saturday's stage of the Jayco...

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Cycling

Exultant Nathan Haas riding high in Herald Sun Tour

Nathan Haas

Samantha Lane Nathan Haas notched his victory early in his third year with the Garmin Sharp team.

Cycling

Bauer flies as Garmin issues warning

Kiwi national champion Jack Bauer of the Garmin Sharp team sets the pace.

Samantha Lane Top-level pro outfit takes honours in Herald-Sun Tour with four finishers ahead of their better known counterparts.

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

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

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

O'Grady's secret fails his team and all it claims to stand for

Stuart O'Grady

Samantha Lane O'Grady had an opportunity to truly live by the traits that distinguished him on the bike: when the going got tough, O'Grady got going.

Cycling

O'Grady 'said he would sign stat dec'

Samantha Lane Cyclist advised AOC in writing that he was prepared to sign saying he had never doped.

Culture of denial

Lance Armstrong.

Samantha Lane The first and biggest domino in cycling has fallen. Where and how will it all end?

Cycling

'Paranoia' to keep riders out of tour

Simon Gerrans

Samantha Lane Australian professional cyclists disadvantaged in January national road titles.

Cycling

Rogers abandons Wiggins for Contador

Michael Rogers

Samantha Lane AUSTRALIAN champion Michael Rogers has abandoned the world’s best road cycling team.

Cycling

Teen ace takes patient path

Caleb Ewan.

Samantha Lane Teenage sprint sensation Caleb Ewan becomes the youngest winner of the Bay Cycling Classic, but the aspiring professional is content to sit out this year's Tour Down Under provided he is considered...

Davison stages surprise

Generic cycling

Samantha Lane Three-time junior world track champion chuffed that almost four hours of repeated attacking rewarded.

Cycling

Gerrans to lead team

Simon Gerrans.

Samantha Lane Orica-GreenEDGE apparently less concerned about winning Tour Down Under this year.

An opportunity to share the road if not the limelight

Podium pucker: Cadel Evans gets congratulations in Europe.

Samantha Lane Surely the elite riders should be racing in Adelaide rather than training in Canberra?