Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Richie Porte has rebuilt self-belief after a catastrophic 2014

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte accepts that if he is to reach his potential, especially as a contender for any of the grand tours, he must have more belief in his ability to win major races.

Chris Sutton gets into gear to make up for lost opportunity in the Tour Down Under

Chris Sutton

Rupert Guinness This time a year ago Chris Sutton was brimming with excitement and confidence for the season ahead – as he has for every one of his 10 years as a professional cyclist.

Women's peloton poised to emerge from Tour Down Under shadows

Leader of the pack: Kimberley Wells wins the women's criterium at the Australian road cycling championships.

Rupert Guinness The women's peloton will get its best chance to emerge from the shadows of their male counterparts in the Tour Down Under when they start in an extended Women's Tour on Saturday that includes two...

Simon Gerrans injury leaves door wide open in Tour Down Under

Tough break: A broken collarbone has ruled Simon Gerrans out of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Tour Down Under organisers understandably regretted the news on December 22 that reigning champion Simon Gerrans had been sidelined with a broken collarbone after a mountain bike accident and would...

National road title regrets aside, plenty of promise awaits Orica-GreenEDGE

Caleb EWAN

Rupert Guinness After three years of domination in the Australian road championships, the Orica-GreenEDGE team were left to lament missing out on victory in any event in both the men's and women's races in this...

Cadel Evans believes road race champs will stand him in good stead for Tour Down Under

Better for the experience: Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans believes he will be all the better for the Tour Down Under after his performance in the Australian elite men's national road race championship.

Heinrich Haussler wins men's elite road race at national championships

Heinrich Haussler celebrates his win in the elite men's road race.

Rupert Guinness When Heinrich Haussler found himself next to Caleb Ewan and five other riders locked in a sprint for the Australian men's elite road championship at Buninyong on Sunday he said the pain was so much...

National title win resurrects Peta Mullens' Rio Olympics dream for the road and mountain bike

Golden girl: Peta Mullens.

Rupert Guinness Peta Mullens may have resurrected the chances of her dream of representing Australia in both the mountain bike and road race at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio becoming a reality with her victory in...

Door could open for Richie Porte at BMC after Cadel Evans retires

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte is the biggest threat to Cadel Evans in the Australian elite men's road race championship at Buninyong on Sunday – or to any other aspiring title winner for that matter.

Mountain biker Peta Mullens set to change plans after national road title win

Rupert Guinness Earlier on Saturday, South Australian Miles Scotson became the fourth rider to ever claim the double of national title wins in the men's under-23 time trial and road race.

A 'fair fight' is on the cards in Australian women's road race championship, tips Bridie O'Donnell

Cycling generic.

Rupert Guinness The three-year domination of the Orica-AIS women's team at the Australian road championships will face its greatest threat on Saturday, according to Bridie O'Donnell, who is one of the masterminds...

'Enjoy it, race hard and give everything I have got,' says Cadel Evans on swansong plans

Leader of the pack: Cadel Evans retires as Australia’s most successful ever cyclist.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans is driving home to Barwon Heads from the Yarra Valley north-east of Melbourne where he has been training in the hills to prepare for another new season.

Richie Porte puts national time trial victory celebrations on ice to focus on road title

National champ: Queenslander Shara Gillow was too strong in the women's elite time trial.

Rupert Guinness On Friday morning, Richie Porte will get on his bike and train as he normally would two days out from the Australian elite road championship.

Steele von Hoff holds off young gun Caleb Ewan to win national criterium title

Kimberley Wells

Rupert Guinness Steele von Hoff showed it is never too late to learn from others – no matter how young they are – by beating teenage young gun Caleb Ewan to defend his national elite criterium title on...

Richie Porte admits he is overdue for a top ride in the 'race of truth'

Richie Porte.

Rupert Guinness It pains Richie Porte to admit it, but he must turn back the calendar almost two years to recall the last individual time trial in which he believes he really stood out.

Matt White calls for calm over expectations of rising star Caleb Ewan

Strong start: Caleb Ewan celebrates a victory in the Bay Classic Criterium series.

Rupert Guinness As much as Caleb Ewan has astonished onlookers with his winning form in the Bay Classic Criterium series, his World Tour team boss Matt White has called for calm.

Long wait for celebration drinks, but worth it for Roger Hickman and his Wild Rose crew

Wild Rose

Rupert Guinness Roger Hickman thought of two people when his overall win in the Sydney to Hobart was confirmed on Tuesday – his mother Leslie, who passed away a fortnight ago, and winemaker Bob Oatley, who...

Quick thinking in crisis saves Wild Rose's Sydney to Hobart handicap winning hopes

Rupert Guinness Should Sydneysider Roger Hickman win the Sydney to Hobart yacht race with his 29 year-old Farr 43 Wild Rose it will be hard to pinpoint a specific winning manoeuvre.

Battered and bruised reality of Sydney to Hobart race emerges as crews tell their tales

Battered: Giacomo heads out to sea at the start of the Sydney to Hobart race.

Rupert Guinness The image of Jim Delegat's Volvo 70 Giacomo motoring slowly into dock at Hobart on Monday with her 90-foot mast severed and with her disappointed crew up on deck reflected the harsh reality of what...

Dismasting puts paid to Giacomo's maiden Sydney to Hobart attempt

Giacomo

Rupert Guinness Retirements in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race continued to mount on Sunday with the dismasting of Volvo 70 Giacomo with about 113 nautical miles to go in the race that celebrated its first finisher...