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.

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.

Cycling

Veteran coach Dave Sanders devastated by O'Grady's drug admission

Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Doping confession coache's greatest disappointment in a lifetime working in cycling.

Cycling

Luke Durbridge in doubt for national titles because of illness

Luke Durbridge.

Samantha Lane Triumphant on Saturday, Durbridge a late withdrawal from final criterium 24 hours later.

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.

Samantha Lane

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

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.

Culture of denial

Lance Armstrong.

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

Cycling

No denying it, cycling must face the music

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Samantha Lane When Lance Armstrong won his record seventh Tour de France in 2005 he stood on the victory dais on Paris's Champs-Elysees and said: ''The people who don't believe in cycling, the cynics, the...

Evans to miss Tour Down Under

Cadel Evans.

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

Cycling

Glory goes to Goss in GreenEdge win

Samantha Lane GreenEDGE'S first victory in Europe surprised even the team's awestruck directors.