Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Cadel Evans to meet team bosses after horror Tour

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans will consult with his BMC team management about his future grand tour ambitions after the Tour de France finishes in Paris on Sunday.

Tour de France

Riders brace for the heat of the night

Riders make their way around Lake Annecy at the start of the 20th stage of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Riders in the Tour de France could face unexpected hazards on Sunday.

Cycling

Tour title within grasp as Froome ignores critics to focus on finish

Bauke Mollema of The Netherlands, left, Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and his teammate Richie Porte of Australia, right, climb La Croix Fry pass in pouring rain during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 kilometers (127.8 miles) with start in in Bourg-d'Oisans and finish in Le Grand-Bornand, France, Friday July 19 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Rupert Guinness Chris Froome has experienced the gamut of emotions in trying to win the Tour de France this year; from the joy of his success on the bike to the frustration of being constantly questioned about...

Cycling

Plenty at stake in last stage

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Spain's Alberto Contador, left, speed down Madeleine pass during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 kilometers (127.8 miles) with start in in Bourg-d'Oisans and finish in Le Grand-Bornand, France, Friday July 19 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Rupert Guinness Riders in the Tour de France could be in store for some unexpected hazards on Sunday with the final and 21st stage into Paris ending at night for the first time, says Orica-GreenEDGE's Belgian sports...

Cycling

Exhausted Evans concedes it is all over

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness LE GRAND BORNAND: Cadel Evans conceded on Friday that he has no hope of success in this year's Tour de France, other than to finish the race on Sunday after finishing more than half an hour down on...

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Cycling

Froome lauds Porte, his loyal wingman

Porte

Rupert Guinness L'Alpe d'Huez: With a Tour de France victory within sight, Briton Chris Froome took time out to join the chorus hailing the potential of Richie Porte as a grand tour contender, labelling the...

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Mellow yellow: GreenEDGE pay for success

Orica Greenedge team rider Simon Gerrans of Australia celebrates his yellow jersey win on the podium of the 25km team time-trial fourth stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race in Nice July 2, 2013. Gerrans takes the yellow leaders jersey.      REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE  - Tags: SPORT CYCLING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Rupert Guinness Alpe d'Huez: One yellow jersey, it is believed, has gone to the wash. The other still bears the sweat stains that represent the effort its wearer needed to claim it.

GreenEDGE guys relish their days in yellow

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness Yellow jerseys symbolic of how far Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team has come.

Cycling

Richie Porte to the rescue as Chris Froome hits the wall

Christopher Froome.

Rupert Guinness For a "bad day", the 18th stage of the Tour de France in the Alps could not have turned out much better for race leader Chris Froome of Great Britain.

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Cycling

Frustrated Evans switches sights to stage win as podium chances disappear

Australia's Cadel Evans sprints before the finish line at the end of the 32 km individual time-trial and seventeenth stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 17, 2013 between Embrun and Chorges, southeastern France.  AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT

Rupert Guinness For Cadel Evans, accepting his pursuit of a top overall place in the 100th Tour de France was over was hard - no matter how obvious it might have looked to others.

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Cycling

Chris Froome wins 17th stage of Tour de France

Froome

Rupert Guinness Tour de France leader Chris Froome says he would support any move by race organisers to shorten Thursday's 18th stage in the Alps should weather forecasts of heavy rain prove correct.

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Cycling

Rogers warns Froome he's a marked man

Michael Rogers.

Rupert Guinness Australian Michael Rogers and the Saxo-Tinkoff team led by Spaniard Alberto Contador are committed to pressuring British race leader Chris Froome right up until Sunday's race finish in Paris.

Cycling

Cameron Meyer has no answer as Rui Costa wins 16th stage of Tour de France

Costa

Rupert Guinness Cameron Meyer had no answer when Portugal's Rui Costa attacked from the breakaway group he was in to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France.

Cycling

Team boss invites WADA into bed with Sky to dispel doubts over Froome’s performance

Christopher Froome

Rupert Guinness The offer by the British Sky team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome to consider allowing the World Anti-Doping Agency access to all their training data and rider information is ''a good move'',...

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Cycling

Australians search for another Tour stage win

Orica Greenedge team rider Simon Gerrans.

Rupert Guinness Australian Simon Gerrans is primed to make best of the last probable winning chance for the opportunists like him in the Tour de France on Tuesday, when the race enters the Alps, says his team's head...

Cycling

King of the mountain: Froome attack puts rivals in the shade

Froome

Rupert Guinness Chris Froome shattered any belief his Tour de France rivals may have had that they could send him into Monday's rest day nervous about his grip on the yellow leader's jersey with an emphatic...

White's best-laid plan laid bare to observer

Matteo Trentin of Italy, rear, crosses the finish line ahead of Michael Albasini of Switzerland, right, to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometers (119.4 miles) with start in in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule and finish in Lyon, central France, Saturday July 13 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Rupert Guinness It was a plan - a good one, too. But how many of those have been hatched in bike races, only to end in tatters?

Evans can still crack the top five: team

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness There is argument that the American BMC team of Cadel Evans should give up on their bid to try to help the Australian finish as high as possible on general classification in this year's 100th Tour de...

Cycling

Wheel of fortune: Australian team denied stage win by narrow margin

Matteo Trentin of Italy.

Rupert Guinness The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team's blueprint plan to claim a third win in this year's Tour de France fell two thirds of a wheel short of being perfectly executed on Saturday when their in-form...

Cycling

Tension as 'Giant' lies before field

Under attack: Yellow jersey holder Chris Froome in the peloton: ''I'm just happy I still have an advantage of two minutes.''

Rupert Guinness The Tour de France hits its hardest climb so far on Sunday. What happens is anyone's guess.