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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

O'Grady applauded for coming clean

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist and confessed drug cheat Stephen Hodge respects retiring veteran Stuart O'Grady for admitting he also doped, as a cloud now darkens the former Orica GreenEDGE cyclist's long list of...

Cycling

Time to bury the past as new, clean breed embraces future

Michael Matthews

David Polkinghorne Michael Matthews will still join Orica-Greenedge next year and is adamant the sport is ''getting really clean'', despite team director Matthew White's admission of doping with Lance Armstrong.

Cycling

Women to be hurt by sponsor backlash, says Galloway

Miffy Galloway

David Polkinghorne LANCE ARMSTRONG'S doping saga could also damage women's cycling as sponsors look to distance themselves from the drug controversy.

Cycling

Authorities must purge sport of dope cheats, says Canberra rider

Tom Palmer

David Polkinghorne CANBERRA'S Tom Palmer wants cycling's governing bodies to use the Lance Armstrong scandal to purge the sport of everyone involved in the ''toxic'' doping culture that has plagued the sport.

Cycling

Wonderful contributor's image tainted

DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 08:  Daniel Ellis, Jason Niblett and Scott Sunderland of Australia pose with their gold medals after winning the team sprint cycling at IG Sports Complex during day five of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 8, 2010 in Delhi, India.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne He was a mentor to generations of Canberra cyclists but Stephen Hodge shocked the capital's tight-knit riding community when he dropped a bombshell on the sport yesterday, admitting he had taken...

Opinion

Lance can still restore our faith

David Polkinghorne.

David Polkinghorne I feel robbed. I feel cheated. I feel like I've been kicked in the guts and Lance Armstrong's cleats have left a mark.

Cycling

Why this rider's proud of his drug-taking

Fabio Calabria.

David Polkinghorne Lance Armstrong's outing as a drug cheat and then the Australian Crime Commission's report into drug use have thrown Australian sport into turmoil.

Cycling

Rogers' decision to leave Team Sky purely financial

LIMOGES, FRANCE - JULY 13:  Lance Armstrong (R) of USA and team Astana chats with Michael Rogers of Australia and Team Colombia - HTC during a training session on the first rest day of the 2009 Tour de France on July 13, 2009 in Limoges, France.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers says his reason for leaving Team Sky was purely financial.