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

Victoria's Brenton Jones has won the Bay Cycling Classic

Samantha Lane Three years after mid-race crash left him in an induced coma, Victorian triumphs.

Cycling

Howard revving up inner mongrel

Next in line: Leigh Howard, left, and Mark Cavendish, right, on Bradley Wiggins' wheel in the Tour of Britain.

Samantha Lane On the eve of the Bay Cycling Classic, Leigh Howard says it's all about intent.

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

Teen ace takes patient path

Caleb Ewan.

Samantha Lane Teenage sprint sensation Caleb Ewan becomes the youngest winner of the Bay Cycling Classic, but the aspiring professional is content to sit out this year's Tour Down Under provided he is considered...

Cycling

McEwen shocked to miss out on national selection for world titles

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Samantha Lane CYCLING Australian cycling hero surprised and disappointed to be left out of national team for up-coming road world championships.

Cycling

Perkins still in fine-tuning mode: coach

Shane Perkins

Samantha Lane Australia's head cycling coach cited 'a variety of factors' for the team's top male sprinter, Shane Perkins, failing to defend his keirin crown or delivering medals in two Olympic events at the world...