Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

For big and small boats in the Sydney to Hobart fleet ... a rough and tumble first night is forecast

Rupert Guinness For boats big and small in this year's 70th Sydney to Hobart yacht race the goal on their first night at sea on Friday will be survival rather than to gain any tactical advantages with a southerly...

Cycling star Simon Gerrans breaks collarbone

Injured: Simon Gerrans will miss the summer of cycling.

Rupert Guinness Australian cycling star Simon Gerrans has broken his left collarbone in training, ruining his home season.

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"I'm very lucky to have won it once," says Phil Waugh of the Sydney to Hobart race

Fortunate: Phil Waugh (left) and Danny Green on the ropes in preparation for the Syd-Hobart ocean race on maxi yacht Perpetual Loyal.

Rupert Guinness The more Phil Waugh sails in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race the more he appreciates his one line honours win on Investec Loyal three years ago.

Comanche owner Jim Clark won't bet on his Sydney to Hobart contender ... just yet

Not getting ahead of themselves: The crew of Sydney to Hobart hope Comanche hit the harbour.

Rupert Guinness There may be talk of the brand new US super maxi Comanche possibly ending the dominance of Wild Oats XI in this year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race; but it's not coming from her owner, American...

Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards takes zero-tolerance approach on and off the water

Rupert Guinness Ask Mark Richards for the secret to keeping a champion crew's record seemingly as impeccable off the water as it is on it – a feat that top teams in many other sports can struggle with - and...

Richie Porte is in our sights, says Orica-GreenEDGE sports director Matt White

Target: All eyes are on Richie Porte who comes off contract with Sky next year.

Rupert Guinness The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team has Richie Porte in its sights, but for two reasons – one that could work against the Tasmanian and the other in his favour.

Jack Bobridge to star in Australian cycling extravaganza with world hour record bid

Jack Bobridge

Rupert Guinness Australian cycling is poised to celebrate an unprecedented extravaganza aswith Jack Bobridge✓ tries to to try and achieve one of the sport's most prestigious feats – the hour record...

High-seas experience essential for Sydney to Hobart safety, says skipper Ed Psaltis

Experienced: Skipper Ed Psaltis is preparing for a 35th Sydney to Hobart race.

Rupert Guinness When conditions become worryingly tough in the Sydney to Hobart, skipper Ed Psaltis and his crew need only go below and look at the photo attached near the galley.

Anthony Bell says bring on the American raider Comanche for bluewater classic

Rupert Guinness The entry of the highly fancied American super maxi Comanche in this year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race has excited rather than worried Anthony Bell, the owner and skipper of Australian contender and...

Rohan Dennis keen to send Cadel Evans out as a Tour Down Under winner

Supporting role: Rohan Dennis expects to take a back seat to the retiring Cadel Evans at January's Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis has the attributes to be a major contender for next year's Tour Down Under.

Simon Gerrans: No gifts to Evans for Tour Down Under adieu

Determined: Simon Gerrans leading in this year’s Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans is as motivated as ever to try and claim a record fourth victory in the Tour Down Under and become the first back to back winner.

For Cadel Evans, the final tour begins

The end is nigh for Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness When Cadel Evans arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday night to begin the Australian leg of his farewell tour, he knew that what awaits him up until his final race on February 1.

Sydney University men beat Melbourne rivals in annual Australian Boat Race

 Southern comfort: Melbourne won the women’s race to retain the Bella Guerin Trophy.

Rupert Guinness Fergus Pragnell accepts that it is rare rowers get to race before a large crowd. So when he and the Sydney University coxed eight did in the Australian Boat Race on Sunday, they made the best of it...

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Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley says team will regroup before Bledisloe Cup Test against All Blacks

Love of the game key to rebuilding respect: Bernard Foley (centre) and his Wallabies teammates look dejected after losing to Argentina.

Rupert Guinness The best way for the Wallabies to handle their on and off field crisis – at least for Saturday's Test against the All Blacks in Brisbane - is to draw on their love of the game that led them to...

Emotional Simon Gerrans laments lost road race opportunity

Simon Gerrans (second from left) rides in the pack during the men's elite world road race championship at Ponferrada.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans could not have been more candid about his emotion after he finished the men's elite world road race championship at Ponferrada in Spain on Sunday.

Simon Gerrans, Michael Matthews ready to lead Australian charge at world championships

In with a shot: Simon Gerrans will be chasing success in the world championships road race in Spain.

Rupert Guinness There is one cycling jersey Simon Gerrans has never worn, but probably should have considering his ability to target and win races: that of world road champion.

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Aussie cyclists lead the way in time trials at world road championships

Tiffany Cromwell and Ashleigh Pasio battle it out for third.

Rupert Guinness Australian cyclists have shown that they have plenty of horsepower at the world road championships at Ponferrada in north west Spain with the national team holding first place in the medal tally with...

Cadel Evans: Victories just part of the journey

Scary ride: Cadel Evans at the finish line of the difficult 16th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness It is a cold, rain swept night in late May near the end of this year's Giro d'Italia. Darkness has blanketed the mountains outside.

Simon Gerrans primed for tilt at World Road Championships

Simon Gerrans makes history in Montreal as he triumphs in a sprint finish.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans is a winner. No one will argue with that after his wins in two World Tour races in Canada on the weekend that have made him one of the favourites for the men's elite race at the world...

How many more roads for cycling great Cadel Evans?

Cadel Evans will make a statement about his future prior to the world road championships which start on September 21.

Rupert Guinness When Cadel Evans lines up for the final and 21st stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday – a 9.

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