Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald


Women road cyclists click into gear

Rupert Guinness Last week Rupert Guinness looked at the pluses and minuses of Australia's top male road riders on the world circuit this season.

Ironman event's toughest test is mental

Pete Jacobs

Rupert Guinness FOR Pete Jacobs, the toughest part about the Hawaii Ironman world championship is not the physical challenge of swimming 3.8 kilometres, cycling 180km and running 42.

UCI about to instigate pledged anti-doping measures: Gaudry

Tracey Gaudry

Rupert Guinness Australia's vice-president of the Union Cycliste Internationale, Tracey Gaudry, believes stakeholders are right to expect the anti-doping plans pledged by the sport's new administration be...


UCI steps up plan on doping

Tracey Gaudry.

Rupert Guinness Tracey Gaudry, Australia's vice president on the Union Cycliste Internationale, believes anti-doping plans pledged by sport's new administration should be implemented within six months.


Endless cycle of highs and lows

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness The curtain is about to fall on the international road cycling season, with only a handful of events left - including Sunday's Paris-Tours classic in France and next week's Tour of Beijing World Tour...

Winemaker on quest for an expensive mug

Bob Oatley with his son Sandy Oatley.

Rupert Guinness, Andrew Hornery Billionaire Bob Oatley can't believe how quickly the America's Cup has returned as an event of interest in Australia in the aftermath of this year's 34th edition.


Oatleys bank on wave of cup fever

Cup challenger Bob Oatley.

Rupert Guinness Winemaker Bob Oatley cannot believe how quickly America's Cup has returned as event of interest.


Australia challenges for America's Cup and a share of the venue

Holding the America's Cup trophy, Oracle Team USA celebrates its victory over Emirates Team New Zealand in the 34th America's Cup on September 25, 2013, in San Francisco.  AFP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER

Rupert Guinness, Andrew Hornery Australia is back in the hunt for the America's Cup - and the yacht race could be back in Australian waters.


Hamilton Island Yacht Club challenges for the America's Cup

Bob Oatley

Rupert Guinness Australia is back as an America's Cup challenger, with holders the Golden Gate Yacht Club confirming on Tuesday the Hamilton Island Yacht Club will contest the 35th incarnation of the race.

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Australian cup challenger set to be announced today

Rupert Guinness Australia's return as challenger for the America's Cup is expected to be confirmed on Tuesday morning, Sydney time, with current holders Golden Gate Yacht Club due to make the announcement in the US.


Evans crashes out of most dangerous race

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans was grateful for one important thing - he had escaped without a broken bone.


From a Saturday morning steer to the America's Cup

James Spithill.

Rupert Guinness ARTHUR Spithill drops off his son James for his first big boat sailing race. It is a Saturday morning.


Young riders told future depends on delivering the support for stars

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness While the ultimate goal of the Australian team in Sunday's men's elite road race at the world championships in Italy is to get one of its two leaders into a title-winning position, younger members of...


Determined young man who sailed to the top

James Spithill

Rupert Guinness James Spithill had great mentors along the journey, writes Rupert Guinness.


Hawke relives cup's glory days when no boss wanted to be labelled a bum

Bob Hawke

Rupert Guinness Thirty years ago Bob Hawke earned his place in the history of Australia II's America's Cup win by saying any employer who sacked a staff member who skipped work on such a day of national festivity...

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Call for Australian team

Australia II skipper John Bertrand.

Rupert Guinness As John Bertrand and his former crewmates of Australia II assembled in Sydney to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their historic 1983 America's Cup victory, they shared one lament about this year's...


Rohan Dennis confident of making an impact in Florence

Australia's Rohan Dennis

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis believes he still has plenty in the tank at the end of a first and race filled year as a professional cyclist to leave the imprint he hopes for in the individual time trial of the world...

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Team Oracle 2013 America's Cup win would surpass Australia II in 1983, says Syd Fisher

Oracle Team

Rupert Guinness If Australian James Spithill and his crew on the America's Cup defender, Oracle Team USA, win tomorrow's decider on San Francisco Bay after tying the series this morning (AEST), their comeback would...

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Aussie duo face an uphill battle for medals


Rupert Guinness On paper, Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis face a huge task to break in to the medals of the men's elite time trial race at the world road championships on Wednesday.


Gillow on a roll coming into world road championships

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  (L-R) Chloe Hosking, Shara Gillow and Amanda Spratt of Australia pose ahead of the Women's Road Race Road Cycling on day two of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012 in London, England  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness It has been a breakthrough season for Shara Gillow, with possibly the biggest to come on Tuesday, when she competes in the elite individual time trial at the world road championships in Florence,...