Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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

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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.


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...


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

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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.

Tour Down Under: Caleb Ewan earmarked for greatness

Rupert Guinness These have been good times for Caleb Ewan, the rider who many tout to become Australia's next breakout star.


Tour Down Under: Rohan Dennis focused on beating the pain

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Rupert Guinness Were Rohan Dennis able to, he would readily put up his hand as a contender for overall victory at next week's Tour Down Under.

Richie Porte heaps praise on Australian cyclists

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Buninyong King of the Mountain. Results, 1st, Simon Gerrans, 2nd, Cadel Evans and 3rd, Richie Porte. Photo by Justin Whitelock, Ballarat Courier, 12 January 2014.
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Cadel Evan (2nd)

Rupert Guinness A number of domestic riders in the Australian men's road championship proved worthy of a professional contract in Europe, Giro d'Italia contender Richie Porte said.


Tour Down Under: Matt White names his favourites

Australian Cycling Road National  Championships - Road Race 
Buninyong King of the Mountain. Results, 1st, Simon Gerrans, 2nd, Cadel Evans and 3rd, Richie Porte. Photo by Justin Whitelock, Ballarat Courier, 12 January 2014.  *** Local Caption *** Simon Gerrans Wins secconds ahead of Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Newly crowned Australian road champion Simon Gerrans and the two riders he outsprinted to win that race, Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, are clearly the favourites for next week's Tour Down Under in...


Cadel Evans' second no surprise for rivals

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Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans played down his chances in the Australian road championship on Sunday.


Simon Gerrans wins national cycling title

Simon Gerrans celebrates his win on the podium while Cadel Evans (right - second) and Richie Porte (third) look on.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans wins pulsating men's elite road race at the Australian road cycling championships.


Cycling's golden podium shines in Buninyong


Rupert Guinness It was an image that showcased how far Australian cycling has developed at home: Simon Gerrans, Cadel Evans and Richie Porte standing on the podium of Sunday's national road championship at...

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Gracie Elvin and Caleb Ewan bag titles with stirring rides

Rupert Guinness In a brilliant display of courage and some good old cunning, Gracie Elvin defended her Australian road race championship on Saturday after overcoming bruising and abrasions from a mid-week race crash...