Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rohan Dennis keen to send Cadel Evans out as a Tour Down Under winner

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis has the attributes to be a major contender for next year's Tour Down Under.

Simon Gerrans: No gifts to Evans for Tour Down Under adieu

Determined: Simon Gerrans leading in this year’s Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans is as motivated as ever to try and claim a record fourth victory in the Tour Down Under and become the first back to back winner.

For Cadel Evans, the final tour begins

The end is nigh for Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness When Cadel Evans arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday night to begin the Australian leg of his farewell tour, he knew that what awaits him up until his final race on February 1.

Sydney University men beat Melbourne rivals in annual Australian Boat Race

 Southern comfort: Melbourne won the women’s race to retain the Bella Guerin Trophy.

Rupert Guinness Fergus Pragnell accepts that it is rare rowers get to race before a large crowd. So when he and the Sydney University coxed eight did in the Australian Boat Race on Sunday, they made the best of it...

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Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley says team will regroup before Bledisloe Cup Test against All Blacks

Love of the game key to rebuilding respect: Bernard Foley (centre) and his Wallabies teammates look dejected after losing to Argentina.

Rupert Guinness The best way for the Wallabies to handle their on and off field crisis – at least for Saturday's Test against the All Blacks in Brisbane - is to draw on their love of the game that led them to...

Emotional Simon Gerrans laments lost road race opportunity

Simon Gerrans (second from left) rides in the pack during the men's elite world road race championship at Ponferrada.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans could not have been more candid about his emotion after he finished the men's elite world road race championship at Ponferrada in Spain on Sunday.

Simon Gerrans, Michael Matthews ready to lead Australian charge at world championships

In with a shot: Simon Gerrans will be chasing success in the world championships road race in Spain.

Rupert Guinness There is one cycling jersey Simon Gerrans has never worn, but probably should have considering his ability to target and win races: that of world road champion.

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Aussie cyclists lead the way in time trials at world road championships

Tiffany Cromwell and Ashleigh Pasio battle it out for third.

Rupert Guinness Australian cyclists have shown that they have plenty of horsepower at the world road championships at Ponferrada in north west Spain with the national team holding first place in the medal tally with...

Cadel Evans: Victories just part of the journey

Scary ride: Cadel Evans at the finish line of the difficult 16th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness It is a cold, rain swept night in late May near the end of this year's Giro d'Italia. Darkness has blanketed the mountains outside.

Simon Gerrans primed for tilt at World Road Championships

Simon Gerrans makes history in Montreal as he triumphs in a sprint finish.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans is a winner. No one will argue with that after his wins in two World Tour races in Canada on the weekend that have made him one of the favourites for the men's elite race at the world...

How many more roads for cycling great Cadel Evans?

Cadel Evans will make a statement about his future prior to the world road championships which start on September 21.

Rupert Guinness When Cadel Evans lines up for the final and 21st stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday – a 9.

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Tour de France boss Christian Prudhomme praises Australia's place in event's history

Big wheel ... Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme.

Rupert Guinness Christian Prudhomme smiles and nods after he sips from a glass of Australian chardonnay, and says: "Il est tres bon … tres bon" [It is very good … very good.]

Player draft for Super Rugby players needs to be part of a complete strategy

Rupert Guinness Pause. Take a deep breath. Think hard and and think of the big picture. That was the thrust behind the response of the national players' association to calls by the Western Force for a draft system...

Michael Matthews rides from Vuelta stage win to shared world title leadership role

Michael Matthews.

Rupert Guinness Michael Matthews will be one of three leaders in the Australian men's elite team for the world road championships next month with Cadel Evans and Simon Gerrans.

Cadel Evans back in the saddle for Vuelta a Espana

Memories: Cadel Evans during the 2009 Vuelta.

Rupert Guinness Time and several career-defining successes have helped Cadel Evans come to terms with the events that may have cost him victory in the Vuelta a Espana five years ago.

Rob Horne keen to lay All Blacks hosts to rest at Eden Park

Rob Horne

Rupert Guinness For Rob Horne the memory is not a scar, but it is certainly deep rooted: that being when he first played for the Wallabies in a Test against the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland.

Trio of stars better suited in Wallabies squad: Brisbane City's NRC coach Nick Stiles

Tough road ahead: James Horwill will attempt to force his way back into the Wallabies squad.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies prop and Brisbane City head coach Nick Stiles could be rubbing his hands in delight at the thought of having three contracted Wallabies on his National Rugby Championship roster -...

Can the Waratahs come from in front and do it all over again?

Simon Poidevin believes the Waratahs will want to win again to convince any remaining doubters.

Rupert Guinness It took 19 hard years for the Waratahs to win their first Super Rugby title. But following the breakthrough win, do they have it within themselves to defend the title next year?

Tour de France

Tour de France report card: not easy being Orica-GreenEDGE

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Rupert Guinness The chances of Orica-GreenEDGE matching their success in the 2013 Tour de France – those being, two stage wins and four days in the yellow race leader’s jersey - were always minimal in...


Tour de France winner in waiting Vincenzo Nibali 'confident' he is clean

Vincenzo Nibali

Rupert Guinness Italian Vincenzo Nibali had a message to anyone who wanted to ask him if he is a clean rider as he led the Tour de France into its final stage to Paris on Sunday.