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Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Good to go: Rory Sutherland relishes his gruelling role that can help his team succeed.

Sutherland ready to 'empty the tank' for Movistar

Rory Sutherland is deep in the zone. He has been pedalling at the front of the peloton in the Giro d'Italia kilometre after kilometre. In his wake is a line of Movistar teammates, including the Colombian Nairo Quintana, his team leader and a favourite in this 100th Giro.

Happy pair: Orica - GreenEdge duo SImon Gerrans and Caleb Ewan both had reason to smile after the final stage of the ...

Gerrans enjoys pain of record fourth victory

The pain Simon Gerrans endured to win the Tour Down Under for a record fourth time was a world away from how he felt this time last year when he had to miss the World Tour opener due to a broken collarbone.

Comin' round the mountain: Richie Porte takes another Tour Down Under stage win.

Gerrans still leads despite stage-winning assault by Porte

Simon Gerrans will start the final stage of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide virtually assured of a record fourth overall victory, after surviving a last-ditch assault on his lead on Saturday by Richie Porte, who created his own piece of history by becoming the first rider to win the stage to Willunga Hill three times – let alone a hat-trick.