Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Tour de France's four legged dangers

Rupert Guinness Protests, herds of sheep and cattle, Rupert Guinness encounters some of the hazards reporting on the Tour.

Tour de France 2015: Peter Sagan still the Tour's 'nearly man'

Man in green: Slovakian Peter Sagan retained the green points jersey.

Rupert Guinness He wears the green jersey for the Tour's best sprinter, but consensus is that Slovakian still hasn't fulfilled his potential.

Tour de France 2015: Sky finally get a helping hand after Geraint Thomas' crash

Geraint Thomas:

Rupert Guinness This time the hand that reached out to a Team Sky rider was not to punch or throw urine, but to save.

Tour de France fans urged to dob in offenders by Orica-GreenEDGE boss Matt White

Sprint king: Andre Greipel celebrates as he crosses the line to claim a stage-15 victory in Valence.

Rupert Guinness Cycling fans are being urged to report badly behaving spectators to police after a series of unsavoury incidents at the Tour de France.

Tour de France: Stage 14 turns sour

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in the pack as they pass through Tarn river canyon during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 178.5 kilometers (110.9 miles) with start in Rodez and finish in Mende, France, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)Click to play video

Rupert Guinness South African team MTN-Qhubeka’s Stage 14 victory is dampened by claims that Tour leader Chris Froome had urine thrown at him by a spectator. Rupert Guinness reports.

Injured Michael Matthews sees Tour de France finish and one last chance at victory

Battling on ... Michael Matthews did not suffer any broken bones in the massive pile-up early in the Tour but he was badly bruised as cyclists ran over him.

Rupert Guinness Michael Matthews is still hurting all over, but he can breathe a little better ... and move too.

Tour de France 2015: Urine thrown over Chris Froome by spectator

Chris Froome who had urine thrown on him from a spectator has blamed the media for 'irresponsible reporting'.

Rupert Guinness Tour de France race leader Chris Froome had urine thrown over him on Saturday by a spectator who accused him of being a drug cheat.

Two days of the Tour de France that pushed Rohan Dennis to the brink

Mellow yellow: Rohan Dennis in the overall race leader's jersey a fortnight ago.

Rupert Guinness For two days on the roads of the Tour de France this week, Rohan Dennis was right on the brink and wrestling with the torture of the world's biggest bike race.

Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome makes stand against rhino poaching

Protective custody: Chris Froome is shielded in the peloton by Sky teammates Nicolas Rocheand Leopold Konig.

Rupert Guinness RODEZ: It is not uncommon for the Tour de France leader ride a yellow bike.

Tour de France win for Alberto Contador unlikely, says teammate Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers.

Rupert Guinness Michael Rogers has long lauded the fighting qualities of his Spanish team leader Alberto Contador – and he still does as the Tour de France approaches its third week.

Chris Froome weathers storm and rivals' attacks to defend Tour de France lead

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, FRANCE - JULY 16:  Geraint Thomas of Great Britain and Team Sky rides ahead of Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky during stage twelve of the 2015 Tour de France, a 195 km stage between Lannemezan and Plateau de Beille, on July 16, 2015 in Plateau de Beille, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness After resuming in scorching conditions on Thursday, the Tour de France peloton was made to push through a sudden climate shift that saw the Pyrenees shaken by lightening, the rumble of...

Tour de France 2015: Australian chances of success still far from over

On the move: Spectators run alongside Australia's Richie Porte, wearing the best climber's polka dot jersey, and  Christopher Froome on the Col du Tourmalet.

Rupert Guinness CAUTERETS-VALLEE DE SAINT-SAVIN: With one Australian in Richie Porte enjoying his role as the "caretaker" wearer of the polka dot 'King of the Mountains' jersey and one Australian team in...

Lance Armstrong's return to the roads of the Tour de France a 'non event,' says Chris Froome

Glory days ... Lance Armstrong rides into Paris in 2004. The disgraced American rider has been stripped of his titles for cheating with steroids.

Rupert Guinness When Lance Armstrong visited the Tour de France in 2006 - the year after the first of his two retirements in 2005 - the American was greeted upon his arrival by a page-one tabloid newspaper headline...

Tour de France 2015: Richie Porte hit by spectator, but rips in to serve Chris Froome

Australia's Richie Porte is all smiles as he leaves for a training on the rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Pau, France, Monday, July 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Rupert Guinness For all but a punch from a spectator in the final kilometres of the first mountain stage of this year's Tour de France on Tuesday, the ride by Richie Porte to help his team leader Chris...

Tour de France 2015: Sky's Chris Froome revels in a 'dream, dream scenario' to extend lead

Stage winner Britain's Christopher Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the tenth stage of the Tour in La Pierre-Saint-Martin.

Rupert Guinness Chris Froome labelled the outcome of 10th stage of the Tour de France in the Pyrenees on Tuesday as the "dream, dream scenario."

Adam Hansen resumes struggle in Tour de France to finish a record 12 grand tours

Tough tour: Australian cyclist Adam Hansen.

Rupert Guinness Adam Hansen is on the verge of cycling history, but with the Tour de France only half over he must overcome daily excruciating pain if he is to achieve his goal.

Tour de France 2015: Orica-GreenEDGE play it safe with one eye on mountains

Trial in every sense: Orica-GreenEDGE riders do it tough during the time trial.

Rupert Guinness PLUMELEC:  It was the race plan that Matt White had never intended.

Tour de France 2015: Rohan Dennis helps BMC race to victory in team time trial

Australia's Rohan Dennis.

Rupert Guinness Australian Rohan Dennis' success in the Tour de France continued on Sunday with the South Australian playing a pivotal role in his BMC squad winning the stage nine team time trial.

Tour de France 2015: Tension rises as mountain stages approach

Astana rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy signs autographs.

Rupert Guinness Stand by for more tussles like the one between Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome on Friday as the closely fought Tour heads for the mountains.