Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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

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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Zak Dempster learning to make best from the pain of the Tour de France

Soldiering on: Zak Dempster (left) is living through the pain of riding the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Zac Dempster has learned a lot during his Tour de France debut, such as how to take the best from all the pain of the three week race - as he did while racing in the Alps last week.

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Simon Yates disagrees with call by team to withdraw him from Tour de France

Warrior mentality: Orica-GreenEdge youngster Simon Yates wasn't happy when his team withdrew him from the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Simon Yates, one of the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE’s shining lights as a potential grand tour contender, was against the decision by his team management to withdraw him from the Tour de France...

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Tour de France: Richie Porte - How far can he go?

Rupert Guinness Can Australian Richie Porte sign off on his dream promotion to leadership of the British Sky team in the Tour win the Tour de France and actually win overall?

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Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali had feared Richie Porte until meltdown

Yellow jersey in black and white: Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali.

Rupert Guinness Tour de France race leader Vincenzo Nibali feared Richie Porte the most until the Australian slipped out of contention for the overall victory on Friday.

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Richie Porte suffers crushing time loss in first Alpine stage of Tour de France

Australian Richie Porte: “I don’t think I dealt with the heat very well.

Rupert Guinness In the turn of several pedal strokes the Tour de France hopes of Australian Richie Porte came to a crushing end.

Tour de France: Simon Gerrans rejects call by Andrew Telansky for apology after crash

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 Nancy: Simon Gerrans found himself the target of fired up Tour de France contender Andrew Talanksy demanding an apology from the Australian champion after the American crashed in the finishing sprint...

Alberto Contador primed to attack Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali

Smiling assassin: Alberto Contador before the start of the eighth stage of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness NANCY: Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is most feared when his back is against the wall.

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Tour de France: No hiding for Richie Porte as he looms as Vincenzo Nibali's closest threat

Richie Porte - Tour de France - dink

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte can now forget about flying under the radar to win the Tour de France.

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Mat Hayman's exit from Tour de France hopefully wont be his last mark on the great race

Mat Hayman

Rupert Guinness It was a tale of one rider who longed to win the Tour de France a third time, and another who just dreamt of finishing the race for the first time - yet with both falling short after having to quit...

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Vincenzo Nibali still wary of danger posed by Richie Porte in quest for Tour de France glory

Vincenzo Nibali crosses the finish line to win stage ten of the 2014 Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali may concede that it is “a pity” the race has lost defending champion Chris Froome and now two time winner Alberto Contador due to injuries sustained...

Defending champion Chris Froome crashes out of the Tour de France during treacherous fifth stage

Chris Froome gets into his team's car after crashing.

Rupert Guinness Defending champion Chris Froome crashed out of the Tour de France on Wednesday.

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Tour de France: hell awaits those unaccustomed to the cobbles

A view of a cobblestone-paved section in Orchies, northern France, Monday July 7, 2014, ahead of Wednesday's fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155,5 kilometers (96,7 miles) with the start in Ypres, Belgium and finish in Arenberg, France. 155,5 kilometers (96.7 miles) of the stage involves 15,4 kilometers (9.6 miles) of strenuous highly-feared cobblestone-paved roads. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Rupert Guinness Heinrich Haussler smiles as he says stage five of the Tour de France from Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut on Wednesday will be "something special".

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Tour de France cobblestone stage will be 'terrifying', says Michael Rogers

Chris Froome dangles his injured left wrist as the cuts and grazes cover the left-side of his body after crashing during the fourth stage of the Tour

Rupert Guinness Australian Michael Rogers predicts stage five of the Tour de France on Wednesday that passes over nine sectors of cobblestones will be “terrifying”.

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Richie Porte assumes leadership of Sky at Tour de France

Richie Porte.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte has “all to play for” in his new role as the Sky team’s leader for the Tour de France after teammate and defending champion Chris Froome abandoned the race during stage...

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Richie Porte happy to fly under radar in quest for Tour de France success

Richie Porte.

Rupert Guinness Australian Richie Porte said he is happy to be underestimated as a contender for the Tour de France after assuming team leadership from Britain's defending champion Chris Froome, who abandoned during...

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Alberto Contador most feared rider on Tour de France

One to watch: Spanish veteran Alberto Contador.

Rupert Guinness Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is most feared when his back is against the wall.

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Michael Matthews may miss Tour de France debut after crash

Tour debut in doubt ... Michael Matthews during the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness The fairytale season of Canberra rider Michael Matthews hangs in the balance with a training crash on Tuesday now placing his debut in the Tour de France in doubt.

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Orica-GreenEDGE to blood Simon Yates in 2014 Tour de France

Tour new boy ... Michael Matthews during the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness Leeds: Orica-GreenEDGE have wasted no time in testing recruit Simon Yates' potential as a Tour de France winner by naming him in their team for this year’s race.

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Matthews remains 50-50 chance of starting Tour de France

Tour new boy ... Michael Matthews during the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness A decision on whether Michael Matthews will line up for his debut in the Tour de France following a training crash will be made on Friday.