Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Tour Down Under: Matt White names his favourites

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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.  *** 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...

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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.

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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.

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Cycling's golden podium shines in Buninyong

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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...

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Cadel Evans and Richie Porte warned against early break in road race championship

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Rupert Guinness If Cadel Evans and Richie Porte go on the offensive in Sunday's Australian road race championship by following or starting an early break, that effort could be to the detriment of their season,...

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Gracie Elvin goes back-to-back at national titles

Winning smile: Gracie Elvin overcame injuries and being dropped on the last lap to defend her Australian road race title.

Rupert Guinness Elvin becomes the first back-to-back winner since Victorian Kathy Watt in 1992-94.

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Tiffany Cromwell fancies her chances of big success on Saturday

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Rupert Guinness Tiffany Cromwell knows the gap between first and second is greater than one step up the podium..

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Giro d'Italia 2014: Cadel Evans, Richie Porte ready for testing rides before their Italian duel

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Rupert Guinness AUSTRALIA'S two best grand tour riders, 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, who is considered by many as Evans' heir apparent, will go head to head in the Giro d'Italia from...

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Cadel Evans and Richie Porte look at the year ahead

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Rupert Guinness Rupert Guinness speaks with Cadel Evans and Richie Porte before going head to head in the Giro d'Italia later this year.

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Drapac skip a step but confident of strong showing in road championships

Jordan Kerby in Cycling Australia Road National 
Championships, Ballarat. Photographer Craig Holloway/The Courier


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Rupert Guinness The new-look Drapac team is a virtually untested collective force in road racing – at least to the public eye – having come to the Australian road championships in Victoria by opting to miss the...

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Sarah Roy puts aside crashes to notch up rare home win

Rupert Guinness NSW's Sarah Roy, a former triathlete, survived a crash-marred race to win the women's elite criterium title at the Australian road championships in Victoria on Thursday night.