Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Footballers shut the window on cycling's around the clock drug testing proposal

Rupert Guinness Opposition to a recommendation that cyclists undergo around the clock drug testing would likely be shared by footballers and athletes in other professional sports if the same anti-doping measure was...

Trip hazard: Why are fans falling over themselves at Reading's Madejski Stadium?

Trip hazard

Rupert Guinness We can't tell you how many people are falling for Reading Football Club or the London Irish rugby team, but we can tell you that a bunch are falling over their cherished home ground Madejski Stadium...

Rohan Dennis' world hour record tough to beat, says Jim Ochowicz

Dutch cyclist Thomas Dekker during the UCI world hour record attempt at the bicentennial velodrome in Aguascalientes city on Wednesday.

Rupert Guinness Anyone planning to better the world hour record of Rohan Dennis will be "mentally struggling" with the challenge after Dutchman Thomas Dekker failed to break it at high altitude in Mexico on...

Life after Cadel Evans ... how will 'his' race survive without its eponymous star?

Local hero: Cadel Evans acknowledges fans after the Cadel Evans Ocean Road Race.

Rupert Guinness With Cadel Evans retired, the big question facing the event named after him that on Sunday closed the door on his career is: how will it survive without him racing in it?

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Cadel Evans rides off into the sunset: 'I am just original'

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans will compete in his final race on Sunday - it's been quite a ride for Australia's first Tour de France winner.

Jack Bobridge going 'to hell and back ' in world hour record bid

Rupert Guinness Jack Bobridge says he knows his body. And it's a good thing too, considering the punishment he will put through on Saturday night in his attempt to break the world hour record off the back of six...

Mike Turtur has more 'little nasties' in mind for 2016 Tour Down Under route

Rohan Dennis celebrates after winning stage three.  He later went on to secure the overall victory.

Rupert Guinness Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur has more "little nasties" in mind to consider as a new climb for next year's route, believing they should have the same impact as those to Paracombe last...

After winning Tour Down Under, Rohan Dennis prepares for world hour record bid

Rupert Guinness The sight of Rohan Dennis standing tall and wearing a champagne drenched Tour Down Under winner's ochre jersey belied where his mind already was on Sunday.

Cadel Evans has no regrets as curtain about to fall on glittering career

Cadel Evans with BMC Racing team owner Andy Rhis (right) after the end of stage 6 of the Tour Down Under on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness There will always be races that Cadel Evans wishes he could – or should – have won in his 14 year professional road career that will come to an emotional end on Sunday.

Richie Porte still trails Rohan Dennis after fifth-stage win in Tour Down Under

Richie Porte leads out Rohan Dennis during stage five.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte lived up to his promise to throw everything into an all-out bid to take the overall lead of the Tour Down Under on Saturday with a scintillating attack on the fifth stage finish up...

Life in the fast lane as Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson joins a cycling race

Along for the ride: Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson and Orica GreenEdge team director Matt White.

Rupert Guinness Trent Robinson may lament that the coaching box can get pretty hot at times during an NRL season – for being cramped for space and building emotions in a tight game.

Steele von Hoff stage win continues Uni SA-Australia's incredible Tour Down Under journey

They all fall down: A group of riders take a tumble near the finish of Friday's stage of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Steele von Hoff continued the incredible run by his national team against the might of World Tour rivals in the Tour Down Under on Friday by winning stage four.

Richie Porte must go solo to win Tour Down Under

Hi there: Richie Porte chats with ex-Tour de France rider Robbie McEwan before stage four of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness For Richie Porte to usurp his fancied BMC rivals in the Tour Down Under he must reproduce the panache that helped him win the same stage last year.

Tour Down Under fairytale finish still on the cards for retiring Cadel Evans

Veteran's farewell: Cadel Evans has moved into second overall in the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness If anyone thought the competitive fire in Cadel Evans was waning with his retirement a little more than a week away, they were left in disbelief on Thursday after he and BMC teammate Rohan Dennis...

"If there is anybody who deserves a [life] ban it is this guy": Greg LeMond on Lance Armstrong

Greg LeMond

Rupert Guinness If anyone deserves a life ban in sport it is Lance Armstrong, according to three times Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, who also believes the "dark period" in which the Texan doper stalled...

Cadel Evans loses wingman Campbell Flakemore due to broken collarbone in crash

Right-hand man: Cadel Evans' wingman Campbell Flakemore (right).

Rupert Guinness When Cadel Evans resumes his quest to add a Tour Down Under title to his name on Wednesday before retiring, he will do so on without his key his wingman and emerging Australian talent Campbell...

Jack Bobridge claims first stage of Tour Down Under

Pleased as punch: Jack  Bobridge celebrates after winning stage 1 of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Jack Bobridge had barely stepped off the podium after winning stage one of the Tour Down Under and pledging to do all he could to defend the leader's ochre jersey – or keep it within his team...

Women's Tour win for Orica-AIS almost certain

Rupert Guinness Any lingering doubt about the strength of Orica-AIS after their winless Australian road championship campaign has been virtually swept away with the team having all but secured an overall win in the...

Young Australian riders told to expect bullying tactics in Tour Down Under

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness When the World Tour peloton assembles for their season start in stage one of the Tour Down Under in the Barossa Valley town of Tanunda on Tuesday, on the lips of most observers will be the names of a...

Marcel Kittel replies to "compliment" from rivals in winning style at Peoples' Choice criterium

Marcel Kittel

Rupert Guinness German flyer Marcel Kittel labelled as a "compliment' the decision by rival teams to not help chase down a dangerous breakaway in the Peoples' Choice criterium in Adelaide on Sunday night..