Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Inner fire drives Anna Meares after Vicky Pendleton's retirement

Rupert Guinness WHEN Anna Meares decided to put her body and mind through a fourth four-year Olympic campaign for the 2016 Games a year ago, her coach, Gary West, wondered if the retirement of British arch-rival...

Cycling

Anna Meares finds gears again

Australian cyclist Anna Meares.

Rupert Guinness Anna Meares says she is physically as strong as she was in London, but is she as competitive?

Cycling

Australia claim gold in men's team pursuit at the world track cycling championships

Australia's team pursuit

Rupert Guinness Australia's campaign at the world track cycling championships in Cali, Colombia began in blistering fashion on Wednesday with the men's team pursuit defending their title in the final against Denmark.

Swimming

Swimming Australia appoint former 'Hoogie' mentor Jacco Verhaeren to head coaching position

Jacco Verhaaren

Rupert Guinness Swimming Australia has given incoming national head coach Jacco Verhaeren a clear mandate – to make Australia the world’s top ranked nation.

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Swimming

Jacco Verhaeren is key to unlocking gold for Swimming Australia

Rupert Guinness Swimming Australia has no doubt it has the athletes to help the country become the sport's world power.

Cycling

Cycling coverage in jeopardy over fee dispute

Greipel on fire at Tour Down Under (Thumbnail)

Rupert Guinness Television coverage of Australia's main domestic cycling races next year risks being dropped by SBS unless it receives six months of payments owed by the national body.

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Cycling

Michael Hepburn hits high road to clinch time-trial title

Craig Hollaway

Rupert Guinness Orica-GreenEDGE member wins championship at Burrumbeet, near Ballarat.

Cycling

Sarah Roy puts aside crashes to notch up rare home win

Rupert Guinness NSW's Sarah Roy, a former triathlete, survived a crash-marred race to win the women's elite criterium title at the Australian road championships in Victoria on Thursday night.

Cycling

Sarah Roy wins elite criterium title at Australian road championships in Ballarat

Sarah Roy.

Rupert Guinness Sarah Roy survives crash-marred race to win the women's elite criterium title at the Australian road championships.

Cycling

Gracie Elvin and Caleb Ewan bag titles with stirring rides

Rupert Guinness In a brilliant display of courage and some good old cunning, Gracie Elvin defended her Australian road race championship on Saturday after overcoming bruising and abrasions from a mid-week race crash...

Cycling

Gracie Elvin goes back-to-back at national titles

Winning smile: Gracie Elvin overcame injuries and being dropped on the last lap to defend her Australian road race title.

Rupert Guinness Elvin becomes the first back-to-back winner since Victorian Kathy Watt in 1992-94.

Mellow yellow: GreenEDGE pay for success

Orica Greenedge team rider Simon Gerrans of Australia celebrates his yellow jersey win on the podium of the 25km team time-trial fourth stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race in Nice July 2, 2013. Gerrans takes the yellow leaders jersey.      REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE  - Tags: SPORT CYCLING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Rupert Guinness Alpe d'Huez: One yellow jersey, it is believed, has gone to the wash. The other still bears the sweat stains that represent the effort its wearer needed to claim it.

GreenEDGE guys relish their days in yellow

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness Yellow jerseys symbolic of how far Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team has come.

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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,...

Cycling

Young riders told future depends on delivering the support for stars

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness While the ultimate goal of the Australian team in Sunday's men's elite road race at the world championships in Italy is to get one of its two leaders into a title-winning position, younger members of...

Wurf the trouble: Aussie climbs into Giro d'Italia blue jersey contention

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness Australian Cameron Wurf fought off the debilitating effects of bronchitis to race into contention for a rare chance to claim the Giro d'Italia blue climber's jersey on Monday after he unleashed a...

Cycling

Goss strives to time it right

Italy's Luca Paolini crosses the finish line to win the third stage of the Giro d'Italia from Sorrento to Marina di Ascea, on Monday.

Rupert Guinness Matt Goss concedes he and his Orica-GreenEDGE teammates inadvertently helped his rivals.

Matt finish: Goss paints winning Orica blueprint

Rupert Guinness Matt Goss concedes he and his Orica-GreenEDGE team inadvertently helped rivals in the Giro d'Italia's first stage by taking control of the sprint finish into a headwind too early.