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

Cadel Evans keen to ride on in 2015 - with BMC

Cadel Evans

Samantha Lane Cadel Evans has declared his intention to ride on in 2015 and has decided he wants to stay at BMC, where his current deal is shortly set to expire.

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

Tracey Gaudry endorses new leadership for Cycling Australia

Tracey Gaudry

Samantha Lane Australia's pre-eminent cycling chief says the sport can regain credibility through reflection.

Cycling

Cycling community rallies against disgraced Italian Danilo Di Luca's drug cheat claims

Danilo Di Luca

Samantha Lane The claim from an Italian drug cheat that doping remains rife in one of cycling's most famous races has provoked furious attacks.

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Can of worms open, it's time to come clean

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Samantha Lane The Orica-GreenEDGE team has a crisis of the highest order on its hands. Not to mention Cycling Australia.

Cycling

Armstrong case hindered White probe

Matt White.

Samantha Lane Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, formally alerted two years ago to allegations that Matt White was party to systematic doping, said it was unable to pursue a 'thorough investigation' due to a...

Cycling

Evans to handle cycling doping crisis his way

Cadel Evans.

Samantha Lane Cadel Evans will address sport's doping crisis on his own terms and in his own time.

Cycling

Coach Sutton placed in an induced coma after crash

Shane Sutton

Samantha Lane SHANE SUTTON, the Australian coaching chief of the British cycling team, was put in an induced coma after he suffered bruising to his brain following a road cycling accident in which he also broke...

Cycling

Top bike coach in coma

Shane Sutton and Bradley Wiggins.

Samantha Lane Australian coaching chief of British cycling team in an induced coma after road cycling accident.

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 abandons Wiggins for Contador

Michael Rogers

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

Cycling

Doctor defends Armstrong

Lance Armstrong.

Samantha Lane Doctor Michele Ferrari insists he never saw Lance Armstrong take drugs or deal to others.

Cycling

Team's strength is in numbers

Simon Gerrans winning last year's event.

Samantha Lane GreenEDGE's numerical strength likely to deliver titles to its own.

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

Review gives officials confidence

Cycling Australia president Klaus Mueller.

Samantha Lane Australian cycling bosses privately relieved over findings of federal government review.

Cycling

Cycling body to act on drugs review

Matt White races for US Postal in 2003.

Samantha Lane The federal government-ordered investigation into Cycling Australia's anti-doping policies has made 16 recommendations to the organisation hit hard by the sport's latest drugs crisis.

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Cycling body to act on drugs review

Samantha Lane Cycling Australia will establish an ethics and integrity panel and insist that top cyclists, coaches and administrators sign declarations as a condition of carrying out national duties, after a...

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Australian cycling waits on further drugs fall-out

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Samantha Lane Twenty-eight Australian cyclists are working their way through the Tour Down Under this week.

Gaudry in rhythm for uphill grind

Cycling Australia nominee for The Oceania Presidency of The UCI , Tracey Gaudry

Samantha Lane AN EXTRAORDINARY appointment arriving in the most extraordinary of times, Tracey Gaudry says she's a brave woman, and she'll need to be.

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Cycling's new pacesetter

Tracey Gaudry

Samantha Lane An extraordinary appointment arriving in the most extraordinary of times, Tracey Gaudry says she's a brave woman and she'll need to be.