Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Richie Porte confident Tour de France will offer up opportunity

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...

Simon Gerrans happy to give his yellow Tour de France jersey to Daryl Impey

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness IT WAS the day after Simon Gerrans passed on the Tour de France yellow jersey he had worn for two stages to his teammate Daryl Impey when the magnitude of his most memorable of sporting gestures...

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Tour de France 2014: Sprints and stones will break some bones

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness Should the Tour de France include a stage with cobblestones, as next year's race will? Many argue it should not.


Froome, Porte assert dominance in Tour de France

Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 195 km eighth stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2013 between Castres and Ax 3 Domaines, southwestern France.   AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD

Rupert Guinness A stunning multi-pronged push by the Sky team, finished off by Briton Chris Froome and Australian Richie Porte in the first day in the mountains of the Tour de France, has left many believing they...


Cameron Meyer has no answer as Rui Costa wins 16th stage of Tour de France


Rupert Guinness Cameron Meyer had no answer when Portugal's Rui Costa attacked from the breakaway group he was in to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France.


Chris Froome wins 17th stage of Tour de France


Rupert Guinness Tour de France leader Chris Froome says he would support any move by race organisers to shorten Thursday's 18th stage in the Alps should weather forecasts of heavy rain prove correct.

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Chris Froome crowned 2013 Tour de France champion as Kittel stuns Cavendish


Rupert Guinness Britain's Chris Froome has been crowned champion of the 100th edition of the Tour de France as Germany's Marcel Kittel won the 21st and final stage.

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Evans confirmed as Tour de France team leader

Australian Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness BMC team president quashes speculation that rising star Tejay van Garderen could take the helm.


'It's pretty much Tour de France over for me': stomach bug ends Cadel's hopes


Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans's dreams of claiming back-to-back victories in the Tour de France were left in tatters on Wednesday when the Australian lost almost 12 minutes after being struck with a stomach illness in...

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'Dreams do come true': Wiggins wins Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins

Rupert Guinness Bradley Wiggins is crowned Britain's first Tour de France champion.

Tour de France: the Hall of Shame

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Rupert Guinness It has been a confronting week for cycling fans since the fall of Lance Armstrong.

Schleck ready to climb back into Tour de France contention

Andy Schleck

Rupert Guinness BEFORE Sunday night, the last time Andy Schleck raced a bike hardly reflected his status as a former Tour de France champion.

Schleck is back, with eyes fixed on Tour de France

The winner of the 2009 Tour de France Alberto Contador (centre), second-placed Andy Schleck (left), and third-placed Lance Armstrong.

Rupert Guinness Before Sunday night, Andy Schleck's most recent race did nothing to reflect his status.


'Hopefully karma comes around': Tour de France sabotage leave riders flat


Rupert Guinness An act of sabotage marred the first Pyrenean stage of Tour de France on Sunday when tacks thrown on to the road on a 200m stretch before the summit of the last climb saw Australian defending champion...

I have not won the Tour de France: Andy Schleck feels sad for Alberto Contador

Andy Schleck.

Rupert Guinness in Doha Andy Schleck of Luxembourg and Michele Scarponi of Italy, the two riders poised to gain most from the two year suspension handed to Spaniard Alberto Contador, feel there is no reason to celebrate the...

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

Still got it: Three-time Tour de France winner Greg Lemond has back Cadel Evans to have a strong season.

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'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.


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...


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...