Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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.]

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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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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.

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Froome v Contador: How the Tour de France favourites square up

Richie Porte (above) says Chris Froome and Alberto Contador are calm leaders off the bike, but different on it.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte, who will again write a diary on the Tour de France for Fairfax Media, examines the racing styles and track records of red-hot favourites Chris Froome and Alberto Contador.

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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...

Run of misfortune to make a Tour de France victory sweeter for Orica-GreenEDGE

Rupert Guinness If Orica-GreenEDGE get to savour victory in the Tour de France this year, the taste will be even sweeter in light of their nightmare last week.

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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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Cadel Evans absent at Tour de France, but grand tour days still open

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Rupert Guinness HARROGATE:  Cadel Evans may be absent from the Tour de France, but his future as a grand tour rider is still an open book with his team confirming on Saturday that the Australian has definitely...

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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.

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Mark Cavendish ruled out of Tour de France after dislocating collarbone in crash

Ouch: Mark Cavendish clutches at his shoulder after dislocating his collarbone.

Rupert Guinness Mark Cavendish will apologise to Australia's Simon Gerrans after the British sprint star took the blame for a crash in the opening stage of the Tour de France.

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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...

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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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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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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Michael Matthews out of Tour de France

No luck ... Michael Matthews is out of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Canberra rider Michael Matthews has been withdrawn from his Orica-GreenEDGE team for the Tour de France after a medical asessment on his injuries from a training crash on Tuesday ruled he could not...