Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Greg LeMond says Cadel Evans still has the legs to win grand tours

Rupert Guinness Triple Tour de France champion Greg LeMond says Cadel Evans still "has some legs left" and that age should not determine when he retires.

Richie Porte confident Tour de France will offer up opportunity

AX 3 DOMAINES, FRANCE - JULY 06:  6:  Richie Porte of Australia and SKY Procycling in his way to second place during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte is confident that after being ruled out of the Giro d'Italia, in which he was to have led the British Sky team, he will still get to race for a top overall place in the Tour de France...

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Richie Porte's withdrawal was a seasoned decision

Lieutenant: Richie Porte (R) helps Sky teammate Chris Froome at the 2013 Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness The decision that Richie Porte will no longer race the Giro d'Italia as lead rider for the British Sky team is hugely disappointing for Australian cycling fans.

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Richie Porte's plans for Giro d'Italia under a cloud

Australian cyclist Richie Porte's immediate future is under a cloud.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte's start in the Giro d'Italia may be in question with the Australian admitting that the illness which has recently led to his withdrawal from two World Tour events has "compromised" his...

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Richie Porte and Cadel Evans to renew rivalry in Tirreno-Adriatico race

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness The British Sky team's move to withdraw Australian Richie Porte from Paris-Nice and enter him in Tirreno-Adriatico to replace injured Tour de France champion Chris Froome has raised the ire of French...

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Richie Porte determined to play to his strengths at Tirreno-Adriatico

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness Australian Richie Porte understands Tour de France boss Christian Prudhomme's anger over his late withdrawal from the Paris-Nice race he won last year and is owned by the same organisation, to...

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Inner fire drives Anna Meares after Vicky Pendleton's retirement

Anna Meares

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...

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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?

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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.

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Cadel Evans can still be a contender at the Giro, says Frank Schleck

Cadel Evan.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans may have age against him, but the 36-year-old Victorian still has what it takes to be a contender for this year's Giro d'Italia, says former Tour de France rival Frank Schleck.

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Nathan Earle to replace injured Chris Sutton for Sky at Tour Down Under

Rupert Guinness The last-minute call-up of rookie Nathan Earle to replace injured Chris Sutton on the British Sky team at the Tour Down Under may be a gamble, says its head coach, Tim Kerrison.

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Cadel Evans will use the Giro d'Italia as a career guide

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans performance in Giro d'Italia will indicate how long his career will continue.

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Tour Down Under: Cadel Evans says Giro d'Italia will determine retirement date

SAINT-POURCAIN-SUR-SIOULE, FRANCE - JULY 13:  Cadel Evans of Australia and BMC Racing Team waves to fans ahead of stage fourteen of the 2013 Tour de France, a 191KM road stage from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, on July 13, 2013 in  Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness How Cadel Evans fares in his all-out assault on the Giro d'Italia will provide him with an “indicator” of how long his career will continue.

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Simon Gerrans sets the pace to win stage one of Tour Down Under

Simon Gerrans receives a kiss on the podium after being presented with the leader's jersey after stage one of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans felt he was being "hunted" before the Tour Down Under began.

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World cycling boss Brian Cookson impressed after arriving for review of Tour Down Under

Rupert Guinness While the Tour Down Under is “worthy” of keeping its World Tour status, it will still go under the microscope of a review, according to world cycling boss Brian Cookson.

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Tour Down Under: Teen crashes to earth as Diego Ulissi grabs stage-two honours

Rupert Guinness The wince of Caleb Ewan as he hobbled out from the medical tent sporting a patchwork of bandages after crashing on day two the Tour Down Under said it all.

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Painful day for Caleb Ewan as Italian wins on day two of Tour Down Under

Diego Ulissi of Italy celebrates on the podium after winning stage two of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness When Ewan began the Tour Down Under, he knew it would be a steep learning curve.

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Rookie Earle gets the call he was waiting for

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Rupert Guinness Nathan Earle was warned that the call could come and if it did, he had better be race fit.

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Lance Armstrong won't get a special invitation to doping inquiry: UCI boss

Lance Armstrong

Rupert Guinness If Lance Armstrong is waiting on a call from world cycling boss Brian Cookson to open dialogue about his doping past, he needn't hold his breath.

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Cadel Evans destroys field in Tour Down Under

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans has unleashed an outstanding ride to take the lead in the Tour Down Under.

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