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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Michael Rogers primed to push for Tour de France stage wins: Stephen Hodge

David Polkinghorne Former Canberra cyclist Stephen Hodge says Michael Rogers can be a gorilla in key breakaways in the mountains, just like he was at the Giro d'Italia in May.


Orica-GreenEDGE's Michael Matthews using Michael Rogers as inspiration

Michael Matthews turned in a star performance at the Giro d'Italia.

David Polkinghorne Michael Matthews looks to fellow Canberran Michael Rogers for inspiration for recovering from injury.


Cyclist Robbie McEwen looks on bright side of Michael Rogers' suspension

The UCI has confirmed Australian cyclist Michael Rogers of Tinkoff-Saxo will not face sanctions over his clenbuterol positive test.

David Polkinghorne Robbie McEwen thinks overturned suspension could work in Michael Rogers' favour.


Cycling Australia will welcome Canberra's Michael Rogers back with open arms

Michael Rogers will be welcomed back.

David Polkinghorne Michael Rogers free to return to national set-up.


Michael Rogers could race in Giro d'Italia after returning from ban

Canberra's Michael Rogers has questioned the future of International Cycling Union races in China.

David Polkinghorne Three-time world champion Michael Rogers is unsure whether the UCI should continue racing in China.


Canberra cyclist Mick Rogers re-signs with Tinkoff-Saxo for two years

Michael Rogers

David Polkinghorne Tour de France star Michael Rogers feels his team Tinkoff-Saxo is on the verge of something special and he wants to finish off what he's started by helping Alberto Contador regain the yellow jersey...


Canberra cyclist Mat Hayman still devastated by Tour de France withdrawal

Mathew Hayman, left, with his Orica-GREENEDGE teammates earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne There's a hole inside Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman where the Tour de France should be - a hole he knows might never be filled.


New ACTAS coach Ben Cook predicts golden age for Canberra cycling

Ben Cook.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cycling is experiencing a golden era and Ben Cook is the man charged with ensuring that success continues.


Robbie McEwen tells UCI to deal with clenbuterol in China

David Polkinghorne Robbie McEwen says the UCI has to take some responsibility for any positive tests to clenbuterol in China.


Contador backs Rogers' drug claim

David Polkinghorne Alberto Contador has backed his Saxo-Tinkoff teammate Michael Rogers in his bid to clear his name.


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.


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...


Rogers a boost for Contador

David Polkinghorne The lure of greater opportunities for Michael Rogers will be invaluable for Alberto Contador's quest to regain his Tour de France crown and a loss for Team Sky, fellow Canberran Mathew Hayman says.


Rogers focused on Tour, but has other ambitions, too

Michael Rogers

David Polkinghorne AFTER helping Bradley Wiggins win the yellow jersey, Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers has signalled his intent to do the same with new teammate Alberto Contador in this year's Tour de France.


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.