Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Richie Porte's withdrawal was a seasoned decision

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.

Cycling

Australia claim gold in men's team pursuit at the world track cycling championships

Australia's team pursuit

Rupert Guinness Australia's campaign at the world track cycling championships in Cali, Colombia began in blistering fashion on Wednesday with the men's team pursuit defending their title in the final against Denmark.

Cycling

Tour Down Under: Rohan Dennis focused on beating the pain

Rohan Dennis.

Rupert Guinness Were Rohan Dennis able to, he would readily put up his hand as a contender for overall victory at next week's Tour Down Under.

Cycling

Simon Gerrans creates history with third win in Tour Down Under

Gerrans

Rupert Guinness For Simon Gerrans, a record third win in the Tour Down Under on Sunday all but completes the fairytale story of his early season success.

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Historic third win for cyclist Simon Gerrans in Tour Down Under

Australian road cycling champion Simon Gerrans is now a three-time winner of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Victory all but completes the fairytale story of Gerrans' early season success.

Caleb Ewan will be better for under-23 tour experience, says Robbie McEwen

Caleb Ewan

Rupert Guinness Australian sprint great Robbie McEwen says rising star Caleb Ewan will continue to improve as a rider when he drops back to the under-23 ranks following his World Tour debut at the Tour Down Under.

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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Cycling may look outside for new president

Rupert Guinness Cycling could follow swimming and look beyond the sport for the best person to steer it into a new age of improved governance, according to Australian Sports Commission chief executive Simon...

Swimming

Swimming Australia appoint former 'Hoogie' mentor Jacco Verhaeren to head coaching position

Jacco Verhaaren

Rupert Guinness Swimming Australia has given incoming national head coach Jacco Verhaeren a clear mandate – to make Australia the world’s top ranked nation.

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Caleb Ewan to join Orica-GreenEDGE

Caleb Ewan.

Rupert Guinness The signing of teenager Caleb Ewan by Orica-GreenEDGE should not surprise supporters of the Australian team.

Cycling

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.

Cycling

Cycling coverage in jeopardy over fee dispute

Greipel on fire at Tour Down Under (Thumbnail)

Rupert Guinness Television coverage of Australia's main domestic cycling races next year risks being dropped by SBS unless it receives six months of payments owed by the national body.

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Cycling Australia owes money to several sources

Cycling

Rupert Guinness The outstanding payments owed by Cycling Australia to SBS that threaten coverage of Australia's main domestic races next year are understood to be among a number of claims for unpaid money against...

Cycling

Cadel Evans and Richie Porte on Italian job

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness An expected showdown between Cadel Evans and Richie Porte in the 2014 Giro d'Italia could turn into one of the most memorable head-to-head clashes for Australian cycling next year.

Cycling

Why Michael Rogers faces a tough fight to defend doping charge

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness If Michael Rogers defends himself against doping charges after testing positive for clenbuterol at a season ending race by citing food contamination, he faces the huge and expensive task of having to...

Cycling

Luke Durbridge fit and well for Drapac battle at Australian road cycling championships

Luke Durbridge.

Rupert Guinness Luke Durbridge says he and his Orica-GreenEDGE teammates are ready to take on the new-look Australian Drapac squad in a fresh rivalry that should start at the Australian road championships in...

Cycling

Cyclist Simon Gerrans ready to let teammate Simon Clarke take the lead

Gerrans

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans knows the time is coming when he and Orica-GreenEDGE teammate Simon Clarke will undergo a role reversal.

Hepburn clocks first major win of road cycling career in Orica-GreenEDGE colours

Rupert Guinness When Michael Hepburn began his adaptation from being a track rider to a professional road cyclist two years ago, he was destined for big things.

Cycling

Gracie Elvin and Caleb Ewan bag titles with stirring rides

Rupert Guinness In a brilliant display of courage and some good old cunning, Gracie Elvin defended her Australian road race championship on Saturday after overcoming bruising and abrasions from a mid-week race crash...

Cycling

Gracie Elvin goes back-to-back at national titles

Winning smile: Gracie Elvin overcame injuries and being dropped on the last lap to defend her Australian road race title.

Rupert Guinness Elvin becomes the first back-to-back winner since Victorian Kathy Watt in 1992-94.