Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald


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,...


Three ruled out, but strong line-up for the elite men's road race

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Three key riders had to rule themselves unavailable for selection in the Australia team to race in the men's elite road race at this month's world championships.


Porte eyes win, but team comes first

Leader of the pack: Richie Porte heads the peloton during the Tour de France, won by Sky teammate Chris Froome.

Rupert Guinness Victory for Australia in the world road race is his priority.


Brilliant career keeps coming up for heir

Jessica Fox.

Rupert Guinness JESSICA Fox is upside down, grasping desperately for her paddle. She is quickly running out of breath as the white water churns around her. She fights the urge to panic. It is July.


Rich rewards: Porte visualises road to glory

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness AS Richie Porte cycled in the solitude of the high mountains early this week, he played over in his mind how his dream of winning the men's elite world road race championship might unfold.


Women's time trial team confident of proving sceptics wrong to win gold

Shara Gillow

Rupert Guinness Australia's Orica-AIS squad believes it can defy its sceptics on Sunday, by going one better and winning the women's team time trial to open this year's UCI world road championships in Florence.


Dennis eyes long road ahead after Alberta win

Australia's Rohan Dennis, center, climbs a hill with the rest of the pack during the fourth stage of the Tour of Alberta cycling race, in Black Diamond, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis may be a neo-professional with plenty still to learn, but his chances of being selected in the Australian team for the world road championships in Italy this month have been given a huge...


Doping questions remain for GreenEDGE

Stuart O'Grady

Rupert Guinness IT has been almost two months since Stuart O'Grady confessed to doping just after the Tour de France only to cast a pall over his Orica-GreenEDGE team's success in the race - and the scars are still...

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Single sculler's maiden world title makes her the hunted in lead-up to Rio

Kim Crow

Rupert Guinness After becoming the first Australian to win the women's single scull world championship, Kim Crow knows that she will now have to carry the weight of Olympic gold medal expectation to the 2016 Games...


Forum plan to get at truth of drug use

Stuart O'Grady

Rupert Guinness World cycling presidential candidate Brian Cookson says the doping confession of Australian Stuart O’Grady after the Tour de France last month highlights the need for a proper forum where riders can...


World championship hopeful crashes after tangle with monkeys

11 February 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Courtney Rees. Mountain bike competition at Stromlo Forest Park. The All Mountain Cup, cross country, Elite men's event in progress. Winner, Daniel McConnell of Victoria, about to cross the line.

Rupert Guinness Cross-country mountain bike racers are usually prepared for the unpredictability of off-road riding.


Evans may bypass Tour to focus on Giro

Tour de France winner Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans might have raced the Tour de France for the last time.

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Evans likely to skip Tour to focus on Giro d'Italia battle

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans might have raced the Tour de France for the last time.


Brian Cookson delighted with Australian support for UCI presidency

Pat McQuaid

Rupert Guinness Brian Cookson, the English challenger to Irishman Pat McQuaid for the presidency of the Union Cycliste Internationale, has pledged to not take for granted Australia’s support for him in next month’s...


Australia backs Englishman to take over from McQuaid as UCI chief

International Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid looks on during a press conference announcing the decision about the fate of US cyclist Lance Armstrong on October 22, 2012 in Geneva. Armstrong was banned on October 22 by the UCI as the world cycling body upheld an earlier doping sanction handed to the seven-times Tour de France champion. McQuaid said the UCI would strip Armstrong of all of his Tour de France titles, adding

Rupert Guinness Cycling Australia will vote for Englishman Brian Cookson to become president of the world governing body, rather than support the re-election of Ireland's Pat McQuaid.


Gerrans trains in Spain for titles

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans has the ''runs on the board'' to lead the Australian men's elite team in next month's world road championships in Florence, national coach Brad McGee said.