Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Alberto Contador and teammates unleash payback at Giro d'Italia

Rupert Guinness Alberto Contador and his Tinkoff-Saxo teammates turn the tables on their rivals in another controversial day at the Giro.

Orica-GreenEDGE find something to race for in third week of Giro d'Italia

Italy's Sacha Modolo celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness LUGANO: Orica-GreenEDGE will cross into a new frontier when the 98th Giro d'Italia tackles its last mountain stages before Sunday's finish into Milan.

Contador holds lead at home

Spain's Alberto Contador smilesbefore the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Tirano to Lugano, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Alberto Contador maintained his grip on the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia, while Sacha Modolo won a bunch sprint at the end of the 17th stage for his second victory in this year's race. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)Click to play video

Rupert Guinness Alberto Contador retains the overall leaders jersey in Lugano, as Sacha Modolo wins the 17th stage of Giro d'Italia. Rupert Guinness reports.

Richie Porte's pain in early Giro d'Italia exit could pay in Tour de France

Italy's Sacha Modolo celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness LUGANO: The withdrawal of Richie Porte from the Giro d'Italia by his Sky team due to hip and knee injuries sustained from a crash in last Friday's stage could pay dividends for him and his British...

Michael Rogers braces for high-stakes stoush in Giro d'Italia finale

Alberto Contador climbs during the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness Michael Rogers is ready for a 'fight' all the way to the Giro d'Italia finish on Sunday.

Richie Porte's withdrawal came after he drew on Chris Froome's experience

Rupert Guinness As Richie Porte fought the pain in his injured left knee and hip in the days leading up to his withdrawal from the Giro d'Italia on Monday, he sought the counsel of his British teammate and 2013 Tour...

Richie Porte pulls out of Giro d'Italia

Tinkoff-Saxo rider Alberto Contador of Spain celebrates as he wears the leader's pink jersey on podium after the 165 Km ( 102 miles) 15th stage of the 98th Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race from Marostica to Madonna di Campiglio , Italy, May 24, 2015. Contador retained the Giro d'Italia overall lead when he finished third in the 15th stage, a 165-kilometre mountain trek up to Madonna Di Campiglio won by Spain's Mikel Landa on Sunday. REUTERS/LaPresse/Fabio FerrariClick to play video

Rupert Guinness Injured Richie Porte pulls out of the Giro D'Italia while Alberto Contador sits strong at the top of the leaderboard at the start of stage 16 reports Rupert Guinness.

Giro d'Italia: Alberto Contador the 'toughest fighter', says Michael Rogers

Tinkoff-Saxo rider Alberto Contador of Spain celebrates as he wears the leader's pink jersey on podium after the 165 Km ( 102 miles) 15th stage of the 98th Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race from Marostica to Madonna di Campiglio , Italy, May 24, 2015. Contador retained the Giro d'Italia overall lead when he finished third in the 15th stage, a 165-kilometre mountain trek up to Madonna Di Campiglio won by Spain's Mikel Landa on Sunday. REUTERS/LaPresse/Fabio Ferrari

Rupert Guinness In arguably the toughest endurance sport, Australia's Michael Rogers has nominated his toughest competitor.

Richie Porte could leave Giro d'Italia despite stage finish

Astana rider Mikel Landa of Spain celebrates as he wins stage 15.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte allayed expectation he would quit the Giro d'Italia after his disappointing time trial on Saturday by starting and finishing Sunday's 15th stage into the Dolomites.

Silence says it all as Richie Porte's Giro d'Italia woes continue

Richie Porte struggled in the Giro d'Italia's time trial.

Rupert Guinness VALDOBBIADENE: The silence in a small hotel lobby reflects the impact Richie Porte's demise at the Giro d'Italia.

Richie Porte's future in Giro d'Italia in doubt after time trial disappointment

Richie Porte struggled in the Giro d'Italia's time trial.

Rupert Guinness When Richie Porte started the Giro d'Italia he hoped the stage 14 time trial would help him win the pink jersey. Instead, it may end his race.

Richie Porte suffers another blow on eve of Giro d'Italia time trial

Team Sky rider Richie Porte of Australia competes during the 147 Km ( 91 miles) 13th stage of the 98th Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race from Montecchio Maggiore to Iesolo, Italy, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/LaPresse/Fabio Ferrari

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte may have hoped for a settled and calm day on the eve of Saturday's crucial time trial in the Giro d'Italia.

Day of reckoning for Richie Porte arrives at Giro d'Italia

Australian Richie Porte (Team Sky) attends a press conference during a rest day of the 98th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy, cycling race on May 18, 2015 in Civitanova Marche.  AFP PHOTO / LUK BENIES

Rupert Guinness  It has been a tough week for Richie Porte at the Giro d'Italia.

Richie Porte and Simon Clarke penalised at Giro d'Italia - one good turn deserved better ...

Rupert Guinness dinkus Dinkus

Rupert Guinness It was a moment in the Giro d'Italia that could have gone down for showcasing the gallantry of sportsmanship and mateship.

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Richie Porte 'well positioned' in Giro d'Italia but not team, says Cadel Evans

Ride stuff: Australia’s Richie Porte at the Giro d’Italia.

Rupert Guinness Evans, Australia's best ever finisher in the Giro with his third overall in 2013, has observed 30 year-old Porte's season with interest. Like many, he has been impressed.

Richie Porte: Going solo towards Giro D'Italia glory

Richie Porte.

Rupert Guinness Can Richie Porte do what no other Australian has done and win the Giro d'Italia?

Hard and fast is how Orica-GreenEDGE want Giro d'Italia to be

Michael Matthews

Rupert Guinness The prospect of a hard and fast first week of the Giro d'Italia is on the cards, and ideally so for Australian Michael Matthews to repeat his feats of last year.

Richie Porte is geared to show his best in Giro d'Italia, says coach

Richie Porte of Australia reacts as he wins stage five of the 2015 Tour Down Under cycling competition in Adelaide on January 24, 2015. The Tour Down Under is being held between January 18 to 25. AFP PHOTO / MARK GUNTER 
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Rupert Guinness The time has come for Richie Porte to pursue the result he "deserves" in the Giro d'Italia.

Simon Gerrans hopes for better fortune after fourth season crash in Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic

Rupert Guinness For Simon Gerrans, his second crash for the day: "was the icing on the cake" on a bad day turned worse.

Swifts beat Northern Mystics but coach says there's 'still a long way to go'

Poised for action: Sydney Swifts captain Kimberlee Green taking on the Northern Mystics at Homebush on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness "We were getting to do-or-die stakes," says Swifts goal shooter Caitlin Thwaites of team mood before they won