Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Tinkoff-Saxo outshine ordinary Sky team in Tour de France

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.

Cycling

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.

Tour de France

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

Rupert Guinness dinkus

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...

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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...

Cycling

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

Cycling

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...

Cycling

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...

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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...

Cycling

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?

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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...

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...

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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.

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.

Tour de France

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.

Cycling

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...

Cycling

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...