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.

WADA boss proposes all-sport doping amnesty

John Fahey.

Samantha Lane Doping amnesty exclusively for cyclists would contravene the world drug code.

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...

Cycling

Academy to help budding professionals

Stuart O'Grady

Samantha Lane Cycling Australia is creating a new academy to grooming budding road professionals.

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.

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GreenEDGE's all-for-one approach has title sewn up

Simon Gerrans

Samantha Lane THE birth of Australia's trailblazing professional cycling team has made it infinitely more difficult - some say almost impossible - for non-members to become national road race champions.

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Newbie Elvin closes gap to be road champ

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Samantha Lane On day 12 in her new job, Gracie Elvin becomes an Australian road-race champion.

Durbridge rides through the pain barrier for sweetest win

NATIONAL ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP - MEN'S ROAD RACE
Winner Luke Durbridge *** Local Caption *** Winner Luke Durbridge Luke Durbridge crosses the finish line in the Australian Championship Road race.
Lachlan Bence
The Ballarat Courier
13th january 2013.

Samantha Lane LUKE DURBRIDGE might have felt he died a thousand deaths to land a historic double but twice in five days the most untapped talent in Australian cycling made winning look easy.

Brown denies dope claims

Thomas Dekker

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

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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.

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'Boy band' hot for world champs

Anna Meares

Samantha Lane World records are set to fall at the five-day track world championships, and the first should tumble tonight.

Cycling

Australians lose but spurred on for London

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 04:  Team Australia compete in the Men's Team pursuit final during Day 1 of the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Hisense Arena on April 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Samantha Lane Upset loss to Britain a 'kick in the guts' that will spur the Australians before Olympics.

Cycling

Title gives O'Shea Games boost

Glenn O'Shea

Samantha Lane Some Olympic pursuits take a lifetime of work and still never materialise. Glenn O'Shea presents a contrasting case.

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Finally, Meares gets that winning feeling

Anna Meares gold podium thumb

Samantha Lane From the moment the gun started the opening round of keirin qualifying, Anna Meares was back.

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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