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.

Cycling

GreenEDGE factors in Cadel Evans entry

Samantha Lane Form and team will determine if Tour winner does take part in road race.

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.

Believe me, I’m clean: Gerrans

Cleanskin: Simon Gerrans says he has been clean through his whole riding career.

Samantha Lane These are questions Simon Gerrans' parents haven't asked him.

Cycling

Rogers' move based on opportunity, says Sky boss

Michael Rogers

Samantha Lane Australian's departure from Sky has ''nothing whatsoever'' to do with doping.

Cycling

Tour feels the heat

Cool racing.

Samantha Lane Forecast for hot weather moves organisers to start a 108-strong peloton on a 148-kilometre journey two hours earlier than originally scheduled.

Push to beat extreme heat leads to late call on early start

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Samantha Lane IN TIMES gone by, elite road cyclists used cabbage leaves to cool themselves when racing in extreme heat.

Clock no match for cycling pair

Riding high: Luke Durbridge at the Australian road cycling national titles in Ballarat.

Samantha Lane Shara Gillow and Luke Durbridge confirm themselves as leaders in time trials.

Cycling

Stretch of the legs, and a win

Cameron Meyer

Samantha Lane Cameron Meyer woke at 4am in Perth to travel to Ballarat for a street circuit race that night.

Cycling

Meyer warms up for main event with bewildering victory

Kimberley Wells

Samantha Lane CAMERON MEYER'S honour roll is as long as it is varied, but he never expected to add national criterium champion to it, even when he was in the midst of staging the feat.

Cycling

White keen for return

Matt White

Samantha Lane After telling authorities everything he knows about doping, and serving a backdated six-month ban for his sins, former cyclist Matt White hopes to be re-installed as a director of Australia's...

Olympians' full-blown pursuit of a winning edge

The team pursuit team - Glenn O'Shea, Rohan Dennis, Michael Hepburn and Jack Bobridge - during the clandestine testing.

Samantha Lane FOUR track cyclists pedal at full speed into 65km/h winds. The day-long exercise is designed with a clear purpose: to help a team in green and gold snatch Olympic supremacy from Britain