Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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

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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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.

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...

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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Michael Matthews rides from Vuelta stage win to shared world title leadership role

Michael Matthews.

Rupert Guinness Michael Matthews will be one of three leaders in the Australian men's elite team for the world road championships next month with Cadel Evans and Simon Gerrans.

Tour de France boss Christian Prudhomme praises Australia's place in event's history

Rupert Guinness Christian Prudhomme smiles and nods after he sips from a glass of Australian chardonnay, and says: "Il est tres bon … tres bon" [It is very good … very good.]

Cadel Evans back in the saddle for Vuelta a Espana

Memories: Cadel Evans during the 2009 Vuelta.

Rupert Guinness Time and several career-defining successes have helped Cadel Evans come to terms with the events that may have cost him victory in the Vuelta a Espana five years ago.

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Australian Michael Rogers rides solo to Tour de France stage win in the Pyrenees

Michael Rogers of Australia celebrates

Rupert Guinness Before the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday for the first of three stages in the mountain range bordering Spain, Michael Rogers said: “I’m not a big fan of riding 230km into...

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Orica-GreenEDGE rider Michael Albasini denies making racist remarks at French rider Kevin Reza

Rupert Guinness Orica-GreenEDGE rider Michael Albasini said he regretted comments he made to French rider Kevin Reza during Tuesday’s 16th stage of the Tour de France in the Pyrenees, but denied that they were...

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Simon Gerrans quits Tour de France due to stage one crash injuries

Australia's Simon Gerrans has refused to apologise to Tour de France contender Andrew Talanksy after the American clipped his wheel and fell at the end of stage seven.

Rupert Guinness BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON: Australian road champion Simon Gerrans has quit the Tour de France after more than two weeks due to lingering injuries sustained in his crash in stage one in Leeds

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Orica-GreenEDGE's Michael Albasini denies making racist comments

Orica-GreenEDGE's team member Michael Albasini.

Rupert Guinness SAINT-LARY PLA D'ADET: Orica-GreeEDGE general manager Shayne Bannan says that he would “look at” sacking any of his riders if they were proven to have made racist remarks.

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Tour de France: Luke Durbridge ready for one last effort before Tour finish in Paris

Luke Durbridge

Rupert Guinness Luke Durbridge, like many riders still in this year’s Tour de France, had good reason to smile on Thursday as he crossed the finish line of the 18th stage.

Vincenzo Nibali is a deserving Tour de France winner

Worthy champion: this year's Tour de France yellow jersey Vincenzo Nibali.

Rupert Guinness As Vincenzo Nibali rides towards likely victory in the Tour de France that ends in Paris on Sunday, mutterings still linger that the win will be devalued with the absence of Chris Froome and Alberto...

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No stopping Jack Bauer en route to Tour de France finish

Resilient: Despite crashing in stage 19, Jack Bauer will complete the Tour De France on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness Before Jack Bauer began Friday’s 19th stage of the Tour de France, the New Zealander who crashed out of the race on his first attempt last year said: “It’s a big achievement to...

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Tinkoff-Saxo outshine ordinary Sky team in Tour de France

Riding high: Despite Alberto Contador's absence after stage 10, Tinkoff-Saxo were able to regroup and complete a successful Tour.

Rupert Guinness Both teams began the Tour de France three weeks ago led by one of the two major favourites to win overall. Both were left to finish in Paris without them.

Tears flow from French as Tour podium awaits

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 20th stage, a 54km individual time trial, as part of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Tears were aplenty at the Tour de France after the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial, that – barring disaster - assured two local riders would ride into Paris for Sunday’s finale with...

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Richie Porte still has what it takes, Team Sky boss says

Grand tour contender: Richie Porte stil has the confidence of his Team Sky bosses.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte still has what it takes to lead a team in a grand tour and compete for the overall classification, believes his Sky team boss David Brailsford.

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Tour de France winner in waiting Vincenzo Nibali 'confident' he is clean

Vincenzo Nibali

Rupert Guinness Italian Vincenzo Nibali had a message to anyone who wanted to ask him if he is a clean rider as he led the Tour de France into its final stage to Paris on Sunday.

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Tour de France report card: not easy being Orica-GreenEDGE

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Rupert Guinness The chances of Orica-GreenEDGE matching their success in the 2013 Tour de France – those being, two stage wins and four days in the yellow race leader’s jersey - were always minimal in...