Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Historic third win for cyclist Simon Gerrans in Tour Down Under

Rupert Guinness Victory all but completes the fairytale story of Gerrans' early season success.

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Simon Gerrans just in front ahead of thrilling Tour Down Under finale

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness After five days, 730 kilometres and more than 18 hours of racing, the best ever edition of the Tour Down Under has now come down to a battle for one second that will be decided on Sunday's finale...

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Tour Down Under: Cadel Evans, Simon Gerrans set for ding-dong fourth stage duel

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans will go into Saturday's crucial fifth stage of the Tour Down Under as race leader.

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Only way is up for Tour Down Under

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Rupert Guinness TOUR de France race director Christian Prudhomme says the popularity of a bicycle race is judged by looking at the eyes of spectators.

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Lance Armstrong won't be getting call: UCI

Rupert Guinness If Lance Armstrong is waiting for a call from cycling boss Brian Cookson to open dialogue about his past doping, he won't be getting one.

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Brilliant Cadel Evans in charge in Tour Down Under

Australian cyclist Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness No sooner had Cadel Evans claimed the race lead in the Tour Down Under with a stunning solo attack, than he was challenged by the rider he took it from.

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Lance Armstrong won't get a special invitation to doping inquiry: UCI boss

Lance Armstrong

Rupert Guinness If Lance Armstrong is waiting on a call from world cycling boss Brian Cookson to open dialogue about his doping past, he needn't hold his breath.

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Cadel Evans destroys field in Tour Down Under

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans has unleashed an outstanding ride to take the lead in the Tour Down Under.

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Tour Down Under: Teen crashes to earth as Diego Ulissi grabs stage-two honours

Rupert Guinness The wince of Caleb Ewan as he hobbled out from the medical tent sporting a patchwork of bandages after crashing on day two the Tour Down Under said it all.

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Painful day for Caleb Ewan as Italian wins on day two of Tour Down Under

Diego Ulissi of Italy celebrates on the podium after winning stage two of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness When Ewan began the Tour Down Under, he knew it would be a steep learning curve.

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World cycling boss Brian Cookson impressed after arriving for review of Tour Down Under

Rupert Guinness While the Tour Down Under is “worthy” of keeping its World Tour status, it will still go under the microscope of a review, according to world cycling boss Brian Cookson.

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Simon Gerrans sets the pace to win stage one of Tour Down Under

Simon Gerrans receives a kiss on the podium after being presented with the leader's jersey after stage one of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans felt he was being "hunted" before the Tour Down Under began.

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Rookie Earle gets the call he was waiting for

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Rupert Guinness Nathan Earle was warned that the call could come and if it did, he had better be race fit.

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Nathan Earle to replace injured Chris Sutton for Sky at Tour Down Under

Rupert Guinness The last-minute call-up of rookie Nathan Earle to replace injured Chris Sutton on the British Sky team at the Tour Down Under may be a gamble, says its head coach, Tim Kerrison.

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Cadel Evans will use the Giro d'Italia as a career guide

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans performance in Giro d'Italia will indicate how long his career will continue.

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Tour Down Under: Cadel Evans says Giro d'Italia will determine retirement date

SAINT-POURCAIN-SUR-SIOULE, FRANCE - JULY 13:  Cadel Evans of Australia and BMC Racing Team waves to fans ahead of stage fourteen of the 2013 Tour de France, a 191KM road stage from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, on July 13, 2013 in  Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness How Cadel Evans fares in his all-out assault on the Giro d'Italia will provide him with an “indicator” of how long his career will continue.

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Cadel Evans can still be a contender at the Giro, says Frank Schleck

Cadel Evan.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans may have age against him, but the 36-year-old Victorian still has what it takes to be a contender for this year's Giro d'Italia, says former Tour de France rival Frank Schleck.

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SA bushfires may disrupt the Tour Down Under

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Rupert Guinness SA's bushfire crisis could force Tour Down Under organisers to cancel stage one.

Tour Down Under: Sulzberger brothers have sense of purpose

Rupert Guinness The previous time Wes and Bernie Sulzberger raced as teammates before last weekend's Australian road championships in Buninyong, Victoria - that being in the 2011 Tour Down Under - it went horribly...

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Tour Down Under chiefs set to cancel stage one if fire threat continues

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness Race organisers of the Tour Down Under are bracing themselves to call off Tuesday's first stage into the Barossa Valley at the last minute, should the danger of bushfires and hot winds continue.