Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Orica-GreenEDGE calls in big guns for Giro d'Italia pink jersey campaign

Rupert Guinness Australia's Orica-GreenEDGE team will go into the Giro d'Italia that starts in Belfast on Friday with a line-up bolstered with plenty of engine power for the team time trial, hoping to put a rider...

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Aussies a force to reckon with in Giro d'Italia

Cadel Evans will skip the Tour de France in an effort to win the Giro d'Italia for the first time.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans believes the absence of Richie Porte from this year's Giro d'Italia that starts in Belfast on Friday could make the challenge of trying to win the world's second biggest grand tour even...

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Cadel Evans driven by disappointment of 2013 Giro d'Italia

Italian job: Cadel Evans is introduced to the crowd in Ireland in the lead up to the start of the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness As Cadel Evans took his place on the podium at the Giro d'Italia in Brescia last year, with his son Robel in his arms, he knew he was again writing cycling history.

Australian cycling team shocked after hearing Dublin car bomb could have targeted Giro d'Italia

German Marcel Kittel (L), team Giant Shimano, crosses the finish line to win the 3rd stage of the 97th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy, cycling race from Armagh to Dublin (187 km) on May 11, 2014 in Dublin.

Rupert Guinness The Orica-GreenEDGE team, whose Australian rider Michael Matthews leads the three week Giro d'Italia, said it was a "sad day" if the reported car bomb discovered in Dublin, where the third stage...

Canberra's Michael Matthews adds Giro d'Italia pink jersey to his bling

Michael Matthews celebrates on the podium after winning the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Sassano to Montecassino, Italy, Thursday May 15, 2014. Overall leader Michael Matthews claimed his first individual victory on the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia Thursday but the day was marred by a crash which left Giampaolo Caruso seriously injured. (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D'Alberto)

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Rupert Guinness After Michael "Bling" Matthews extended his spell in the Giro d'Italia race leader's pink jersey by winning the sixth stage from Sassano to Montecassino on Friday morning, his thoughts went out to...

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Giro d'Italia leader Michael Matthews has ability to win tours, says Aussie legend Phil Anderson

Michael Matthews receives the kiss of the race's hostesses after winning the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Sassano to Montecassino, Italy, Thursday May 15, 2014.  Overall leader Michael Matthews claimed his first individual victory on the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia Thursday but the day was marred by a crash which left Giampaolo Caruso seriously injured. (AP Photo/Marco Alpozzi)

Rupert Guinness Michael Matthews could develop from being the one day specialist he is known as into an all-round stage racer based on how well he has ridden in the leader's pink jersey of the Giro d'Italia over the...

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Cadel Evans knows the Giro d'Italia battle has only just begun

Cadel Evans celebrates the pink jersey on the podium in Montecopiolo.

Rupert Guinness If ever the experience of Cadel Evans should count, it will be over the next two weeks as the Giro d’Italia enters its most crucial phases.

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Michael Matthews out of Giro d'Italia, into Tour de France frame

Breaking through: Michael Matthews.

Rupert Guinness Australian sprinter Michael Matthews is in line for possible selection in the Tour de France.

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Orica-GreenEDGE in 'survival mode' at Giro d'Italia

Hail to the riders: The Giro d'Italia field is forced to deal with a stage 13 thunderstorm.

Rupert Guinness The Orica-GreenEDGE team is in ''survival mode'' at the Giro d’Italia, head sports director Matt White said on Friday, as the race prepared to return to the mountains at the weekend with all...

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Michael Rogers set to make Tour de France comeback after impressing at Giro d'Italia

Returning to the big stage: Michael Rogers, pictured winning the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia, will be racing in this year's Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Michael Rogers, who has made an impressive comeback to top level racing from a provisional doping ban after recently being cleared by authorities, will definitely be picked to compete in this...

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Cadel Evans ready for the fight as he falls behind in Giro d'Italia

Colombian cyclist Rigoberto Uran before the start of the 15th stage.

Rupert Guinness Despite being 10th on the stage, Cadel Evans feels far from defeated in a Giro d'Italia race where no rider has stood out above the rest.

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Giro d'Italia drama as Nairo Quintana claims stage and overall lead

Super strong: Nairo Quintana

Rupert Guinness It was true Italian theatre … the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia.

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Cadel Evans suffers in the snow as he slips to third in Giro d'Italia

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Rupert Guinness VAL MARTELLO: The grimace of Cadel Evans as he neared the final turn of Tuesday’s snow and rain stricken 16th stage in the Alps of the Giro d’Italia said it all.

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Cadel Evans feared for his safety during chaotic descent in Giro d'Italia

Cadel Evans shows the strain as he competes in the Giro d'Italia during the week.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans was pedalling into blinding sheets of snow as he tried to descend from the summit of the legendary Alpine mountain, the Gavia Pass, as best he could.

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Nairo Quintana poised to become a "grand champion" after Giro d'Italia win -

Rupert Guinness Zoncolan: As Nairo Quintana raced towards overall victory in the Giro d’Italia on Sunday, Australian dual stage winner Michael Rogers barely drew breath before labelling the 24-year-old...

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Cadel Evans lauds "best ever" team for Giro d'Italia tilt

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans has lauded the team selected to help him become the first Australian to win the Giro d'Italia, which starts next week, as potentially the best he has ever had to support him.

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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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Evans likely to skip Tour to focus on Giro d'Italia battle

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans might have raced the Tour de France for the last time.

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Giro d'Italia 2014: Cadel Evans, Richie Porte ready for testing rides before their Italian duel

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Rupert Guinness AUSTRALIA'S two best grand tour riders, 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, who is considered by many as Evans' heir apparent, will go head to head in the Giro d'Italia from...

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

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