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.

Minister pushes cycling to come clean amid doping scandal

Samantha Lane Federal Sport Minister Kate Lundy championing an exhaustive review of Cycling Australia.

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

World body should ban drug cheats for life, says Gerrans

Simon Gerrans celebrates winning the 15th stage of the Tour de France in 2008.

Samantha Lane Australia's national road champion Simon Gerrans wants world cycling body to get tough.

Cycling

Sprinter Ewan impresses again

Caleb Ewan

Samantha Lane In the same place, at the same time, Caleb Ewan did precisely what he did 12 months ago.

Cycling

Durbridge packs a punch in a bunch

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Samantha Lane MORE accustomed to beating a clock than a bunch, national time-trial champion Luke Durbridge excelled in the unfamiliar territory, giving the men's Orica GreenEDGE team its first Bay Cycling Classic...

Davison stages surprise

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

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.

Brown denies dope claims

Thomas Dekker

Samantha Lane Fresh allegations of rife doping at professional team Rabobank have been denied.

Cycling

Brown denies claims Rabobank 'functioned around doping'

Graeme Brown

Samantha Lane FRESH allegations of rife doping at professional team Rabobank have been denied by Australia's dual Olympic champion, Graeme Brown, who is entering his eighth season with the rebadged outfit.

Cycling

ASADA defends fewer drug tests

doping

Samantha Lane Anti-Doping authority says it conducts fewer tests as screening is now more sophisticated.