Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Sailing

Next leg Hobart for skipper

Rupert Guinness Vicky Ellis has a warning for anyone who might downplay her crew's capability for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Cycling

Why Michael Rogers faces a tough fight to defend doping charge

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness If Michael Rogers defends himself against doping charges after testing positive for clenbuterol at a season ending race by citing food contamination, he faces the huge and expensive task of having to...

Sailing

Sailing's 470 class champions Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan give an ahoy to the Sydney to Hobart hub

Sydney to Hobart. Olympic sailors Mathew Belcher (R) and Will Ryan
at the Cruising yacht club at Rushcutters Bay.
Wednesday 18th December, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Rupert Guinness When Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan took time out from a training camp on Wednesday to motor across Sydney Harbour to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in their coach's runabout, they knew they were...

Sydney to Hobart: Experience of Wild Oats XI crew gives it edge over rival yacht Perpetual Loyal

Sailing

Rupert Guinness Wild Oats XI should have the edge on key rival Perpetual Loyal in this year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race - not due to technology or boat design, but the greater time her crew has spent together...

Sailing

Round the world race a massive sea change for rugby skipper

Former England rugby Sevens skipper Ollie Phillips

Rupert Guinness Former England Sevens rugby captain Ollie Phillips once thought ocean sailing would be like “summer sailing all the way, in T-shirts and shorts”.

Cycling

Tour Down Under could expand beyond its South Australian base

Rupert Guinness Should the Tour Down Under, Australia's only World Tour cycling race, hold a stage outside its home state similar to what organisers of the Tour de France have regularly done with their event? I...

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Cycling

Tour Down Under's top 10 moments

Andre Greipel.

Rupert Guinness As the 2014 Tour Down Under fast approaches, Fairfax Media's cycling writer recalls some of the moments that have helped cement the race's part on the Australian sporting calendar.

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Cycling

Cycling: Teen Caleb Ewan the dark horse at Tour Down Under

Caleb Ewan

Rupert Guinness When Caleb Ewan talks of winning in his likely World Tour debut at the Tour Down Under in South Australia next month, his coach Brad McGee warns that the emerging teenage star's words should not be...

Cycling

Cadel Evans and Richie Porte on Italian job

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness An expected showdown between Cadel Evans and Richie Porte in the 2014 Giro d'Italia could turn into one of the most memorable head-to-head clashes for Australian cycling next year.

Cycling

Cycling Australia owes money to several sources

Cycling

Rupert Guinness The outstanding payments owed by Cycling Australia to SBS that threaten coverage of Australia's main domestic races next year are understood to be among a number of claims for unpaid money against...

Cycling

Cycling coverage in jeopardy over fee dispute

Greipel on fire at Tour Down Under (Thumbnail)

Rupert Guinness Television coverage of Australia's main domestic cycling races next year risks being dropped by SBS unless it receives six months of payments owed by the national body.

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Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics team chasing record medal haul

Lydia Lassila

Rupert Guinness The Australian team has "unashamedly" targeted a record medal haul at next year's Winter Olympic Games, even though the best hopes are "yet to declare themselves".

Cycling

Olympic role for doper Stuart O'Grady with strings attached

Stuart O'Grady

Rupert Guinness The Australian Olympic Committee athletes' commission would consider a role for confessed doper Stuart O'Grady.

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Rowing

University crews ready for Yarra River shootout

Kim Crow

Rupert Guinness World single scull champion Kim Crow has picked up one habit from spending so many hours alone in the boat she may have to hold back when she races in a coxed-eight crew for Melbourne University in...

Cycling

Tour de France 2014: Sprints and stones will break some bones

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness Should the Tour de France include a stage with cobblestones, as next year's race will? Many argue it should not.

Cycling

Caleb Ewan to join Orica-GreenEDGE

Caleb Ewan.

Rupert Guinness The signing of teenager Caleb Ewan by Orica-GreenEDGE should not surprise supporters of the Australian team.

Swimming

Jacco Verhaeren is key to unlocking gold for Swimming Australia

Jacco Verhaaren

Rupert Guinness Swimming Australia has no doubt it has the athletes to help the country become the sport's world power.

Swimming

Swimming Australia appoint former 'Hoogie' mentor Jacco Verhaeren to head coaching position

Rupert Guinness Swimming Australia has given incoming national head coach Jacco Verhaeren a clear mandate – to make Australia the world’s top ranked nation.

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Cycling

Cycling may look outside for new president

Rupert Guinness Cycling could follow swimming and look beyond the sport for the best person to steer it into a new age of improved governance, according to Australian Sports Commission chief executive Simon...

Sport

Women road cyclists click into gear

Tiffany Cromwell

Rupert Guinness Last week Rupert Guinness looked at the pluses and minuses of Australia's top male road riders on the world circuit this season.