Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Alberto Contador beatable, says Team Sky boss David Brailsford

Rupert Guinness MILAN: The convincing victory by Alberto Contador in the Giro d'Italia has not dissuaded the British Sky team for which Australian Richie Porte rides from believing he is beatable in the Tour de...

Luke Durbridge impresses in Giro d'Italia finale to firm odds of Tour de France selection

Spanish rider, and bearer of the Pink Jersey Alberto Contador prepares for the start of the 20th stage of the 98th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy, cycling race between Sestriere and Saint-Vincent of 199 km on May 30, 2015 in Sestriere. AFP PHOTO / LUK BENIES

Rupert Guinness Luke Durbridge firmed his case for a berth in the Orica-GreenEDGE Tour de France team by finishing his strong last week in the Giro d'Italia with a second place in Sunday's final stage.

Giro d'Italia victory leads back to Australia for Alberto Contador

Feted: Alberto Contador's Giro success can be traced back to the Tour Down Under 10 years ago.

Rupert Guinness As Alberto Contador closed in on victory in the Giro d'Italia, those inside the Spaniard's camp were thinking back to his stage win on the Tour Down Under a decade ago.

Back from the brink, Heinrich Haussler hopes to finish Giro d'Italia a winner

Recovery: Heinrich Haussler is back on deck in the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness CERVINIA: When Heinrich Haussler spent the first rest day of the Giro d'Italia in hospital vomiting and with gastroenteritis, the prospect of him still competing in the race almost two weeks later...

El Pistolero: Alberto Contador is a fighter like no other, says Michael Rogers

Tinkoff-Saxo rider Alberto Contador climbs during the 170km, 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness Whenever Alberto Contador "smells blood" in a major bike race like the Giro d'Italia that ends on Sunday in Milan, there is virtually no stopping him says Michael Rogers.

Alberto Contador exacts revenge on Astana

Spain's Aberto Contador celebrates on the podium of the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Melide, Switzerland, to Verbania, Italy, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Contador increased his lead on the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday with a well-timed attack on the leg's big climb, while former world champion Philippe Gilbert posted his second victory in this year's race. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)Click to play video

Rupert Guinness The tactics of Astana on Tuesday have come back to bite them as Alberto Contador extends his lead in the Giro d'Italia.

Alberto Contador and teammates unleash payback at Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador.

Rupert Guinness Alberto Contador and his Tinkoff-Saxo teammates turn the tables on their rivals in another controversial day at the Giro.

Orica-GreenEDGE find something to race for in third week of Giro d'Italia

Italy's Sacha Modolo celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness LUGANO: Orica-GreenEDGE will cross into a new frontier when the 98th Giro d'Italia tackles its last mountain stages before Sunday's finish into Milan.

Contador holds lead at home

Spain's Alberto Contador smilesbefore the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Tirano to Lugano, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Alberto Contador maintained his grip on the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia, while Sacha Modolo won a bunch sprint at the end of the 17th stage for his second victory in this year's race. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)Click to play video

Rupert Guinness Alberto Contador retains the overall leaders jersey in Lugano, as Sacha Modolo wins the 17th stage of Giro d'Italia. Rupert Guinness reports.

Richie Porte's pain in early Giro d'Italia exit could pay in Tour de France

Italy's Sacha Modolo celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness LUGANO: The withdrawal of Richie Porte from the Giro d'Italia by his Sky team due to hip and knee injuries sustained from a crash in last Friday's stage could pay dividends for him and his British...

Michael Rogers braces for high-stakes stoush in Giro d'Italia finale

Alberto Contador climbs during the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness Michael Rogers is ready for a 'fight' all the way to the Giro d'Italia finish on Sunday.

Richie Porte's withdrawal came after he drew on Chris Froome's experience

Rupert Guinness As Richie Porte fought the pain in his injured left knee and hip in the days leading up to his withdrawal from the Giro d'Italia on Monday, he sought the counsel of his British teammate and 2013 Tour...

Richie Porte pulls out of Giro d'Italia

Tinkoff-Saxo rider Alberto Contador of Spain celebrates as he wears the leader's pink jersey on podium after the 165 Km ( 102 miles) 15th stage of the 98th Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race from Marostica to Madonna di Campiglio , Italy, May 24, 2015. Contador retained the Giro d'Italia overall lead when he finished third in the 15th stage, a 165-kilometre mountain trek up to Madonna Di Campiglio won by Spain's Mikel Landa on Sunday. REUTERS/LaPresse/Fabio FerrariClick to play video

Rupert Guinness Injured Richie Porte pulls out of the Giro D'Italia while Alberto Contador sits strong at the top of the leaderboard at the start of stage 16 reports Rupert Guinness.

Giro d'Italia: Alberto Contador the 'toughest fighter', says Michael Rogers

Tinkoff-Saxo rider Alberto Contador of Spain celebrates as he wears the leader's pink jersey on podium after the 165 Km ( 102 miles) 15th stage of the 98th Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race from Marostica to Madonna di Campiglio , Italy, May 24, 2015. Contador retained the Giro d'Italia overall lead when he finished third in the 15th stage, a 165-kilometre mountain trek up to Madonna Di Campiglio won by Spain's Mikel Landa on Sunday. REUTERS/LaPresse/Fabio Ferrari

Rupert Guinness In arguably the toughest endurance sport, Australia's Michael Rogers has nominated his toughest competitor.

Richie Porte could leave Giro d'Italia despite stage finish

Astana rider Mikel Landa of Spain celebrates as he wins stage 15.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte allayed expectation he would quit the Giro d'Italia after his disappointing time trial on Saturday by starting and finishing Sunday's 15th stage into the Dolomites.

Silence says it all as Richie Porte's Giro d'Italia woes continue

Richie Porte struggled in the Giro d'Italia's time trial.

Rupert Guinness VALDOBBIADENE: The silence in a small hotel lobby reflects the impact Richie Porte's demise at the Giro d'Italia.

Richie Porte's future in Giro d'Italia in doubt after time trial disappointment

Richie Porte struggled in the Giro d'Italia's time trial.

Rupert Guinness When Richie Porte started the Giro d'Italia he hoped the stage 14 time trial would help him win the pink jersey. Instead, it may end his race.

Richie Porte suffers another blow on eve of Giro d'Italia time trial

Team Sky rider Richie Porte of Australia competes during the 147 Km ( 91 miles) 13th stage of the 98th Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race from Montecchio Maggiore to Iesolo, Italy, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/LaPresse/Fabio Ferrari

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte may have hoped for a settled and calm day on the eve of Saturday's crucial time trial in the Giro d'Italia.

Day of reckoning for Richie Porte arrives at Giro d'Italia

Australian Richie Porte (Team Sky) attends a press conference during a rest day of the 98th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy, cycling race on May 18, 2015 in Civitanova Marche.  AFP PHOTO / LUK BENIES

Rupert Guinness  It has been a tough week for Richie Porte at the Giro d'Italia.

Richie Porte and Simon Clarke penalised at Giro d'Italia - one good turn deserved better ...

Rupert Guinness dinkus Dinkus

Rupert Guinness It was a moment in the Giro d'Italia that could have gone down for showcasing the gallantry of sportsmanship and mateship.

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