Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Orica-GreenEDGE accept Tour de France team time trial hopes are dashed

Rupert Guinness MUR DE BRETAGNE: The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team concede that they have gone from being a line-up that started the Tour de France embracing their billing as one of the major favourites...

Out of Africa ... Eritreans ride into the spotlight of Tour de France success

FOUGERES, FRANCE - JULY 10:  Daniel Teklehaimanot of Eritrea and MTN-Qhubeka competes during stage seven of the 2015 Tour de France, a 190.5km stage between Livarot and Fougeres on July 10, 2015 in Fougeres, France.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness Gerry Ryan recalls his first meeting Eritrean Daniel Teklehaimanot who this week became the first African to wear the red and white polka dot jersey as leader of the King of the Mountains...

Cavendish wins Tour de France stage

Rupert Guinness Mark Cavendish wins his 26th Tour de France stage. Rupert Guinness reports.

From Tour de France wingman to one day contender, Rohan Dennis sees the road ahead

What a day: Australian Rohan Dennis chats with Spanish start Alberto Contador during his day in yellow in the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Every morning when Massimo Testa does his rounds as the BMC team doctor on the Tour de France, the first voice he hears as he walks down the hallway to check on the health and well-being of the...

Tour de France 2015: Leader Tony Martin abandons race after breaking collarbone in crash

Germany's Tony Martin

Rupert Guinness Tour de France leader Tony Martin became the second yellow jersey wearer to crash out of the race in a matter of days after breaking his collarbone in a dramatic climax to the sixth stage.

Orica-GreenEDGE fight for team numbers as Tour de France injury woes continue

Orica-GreenEDGE's Michael Albasini.

Rupert Guinness AMIENS: The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team that began the Tour de France with so much hope is now battling to have the numbers to take their rivals on after Swiss recruit Michael Albasini fractured...

Tour de France 2015: Pressure mounts for winless Mark Cavendish, says teammate Mark Renshaw

A winless Mark Cavendish (left, Etixx-Quick Step) of Great Britain falls behind German Andre Greipel (centre, Lotto-Soudal) in the sprint for the finish line during stage five of the Tour in Amiens.

Rupert Guinness Australian Mark Renshaw gave a blunt appraisal of how the pressure on Mark Cavendish and their Etixx-QuickStep team at the Tour de France has mounted after the British flyer again fell short of...

Michael Rogers believes in Alberto Contador's pursuit of Tour-Giro double

Stage winner and new overall leader Germany's Tony Martin is followed by Britain's Christopher Froome, right, during the fourth stage of the Tour de France from Seraing in Belgium to Cambrai in France on Tuesday.

Rupert Guinness Michael Rogers admits it took him longer to recover from his efforts in the Giro d'Italia than he had anticipated before backing up for the Tour de France.

Tour de France 2015: Michael Matthews overcomes pain to survive and fight again in race

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

Rupert Guinness So great was Michael Matthews' pain from the belting his body got in the mass pile-up in stage three of the Tour de France, he thought his "ribs jumped in and out of place a few times" as he...

Orica-GreenEDGE in World War I tribute on stage five of Tour de France

Tribute: SImon Gerrans with the armband his team-mates will wear on Wednesday's stage of the Tour de France. Sadly for Gerrans, he is out of the race following a crash.

Rupert Guinness The Tour de France heads through the French town of Villers-Bretonneux on Wednesday, a town with a special link to Australia.

Tour de France: Simon Gerrans and others abandon race after horror crash in Belgium

Fabian Cancellara (Trek) in the overall race leader yellow jersey collects himself after being involved in a massive crash with 65km to race in stage three, from Anvers to Huy.

Rupert Guinness Australian Simon Gerrans was one of five riders to abandon the Tour de France on Monday after a horrific high speed crash on the right-hand side of the road with 55km to go in the 160km third stage...

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Losing Tour de France yellow jersey gives Rohan Dennis a chance to reflect

BMC's Australian rider Rohan Dennis shakes hands with Team Sky leader Chris Froome before the start of stage 2 in Utrecht.

Rupert Guinness With the Tour de France yellow race leader's jersey no longer his, Rohan Dennis will get to reflect on his spell in the race leadership with fondness, but with also on what he may have done...

Rohan Dennis looks at bigger picture after losing Tour de France yellow jersey

Rohan Dennis crosses the line after losing the yellow jersey after stage two on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis hopes his Tour de France yellow jersey helped alleviate the pain felt by those impacted by the death of Adelaide Crows AFL coach Phil Walsh.

Tour de France: Next challenge for Rohan Dennis after time trial win – show he can climb

Australian Rohan Dennis proudly wears the race leader's yellow jersey on the podium after winning the first stage of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Tour de France stage one winner Rohan Dennis has created a massive immediate challenge for himself.

Tour de France 2015: Aussie Rohan Dennis wins opening stage in sensational record-breaking ride

BMC Racing rider Rohan Dennis.

Rupert Guinness Australian Rohan Dennis proved too hot to handle, winning the first stage of the Tour de France in a record-breaking time on Saturday.

Mark Renshaw embraces hazards of first Tour de France sprinters' stage

Ready for anything: Mark Renshaw.

Rupert Guinness UTRECHT:  A lethal cocktail of hazardous road furniture and blustery North Sea winds could end the Tour de France hopes of any of any overall contender in the race on Sunday.

Tour de France 2015 - who, why and what to look for

Big chance: Simon Gerrans of Australia will fancy his chances of winning one of the early stages.

Rupert Guinness The Tour de France – the biggest bike race of all

Talk that Richie Porte may leave Sky to join BMC gains momentum

Richie Porte (right) talks with Sky team leader Chris Froome during a training session in Zeist, Netherlands.

Rupert Guinness UTRECHT: Speculation exists that Richie Porte may switch from the British Sky team he joined three years ago to the American BMC squad as a grand tour leader.

Richie Porte thinks only of being Chris Froome's wingman in Tour de France ...

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte will start the Tour de France focused on being Chris Froome's wingman with no expectation of being on standby as Sky's 'Plan B' should "disaster" strike as it did last year.

Orica-GreenEDGE owner Gerry Ryan keeps one eye on Tour de France yellow jersey

Rupert Guinness UTRECHT:  Gerry Ryan barely pauses to think when asked for the standout moment of the Orica-GreenEDGE team he has bankrolled since it turned from an idea into an operational team in 2012.