Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Simon Gerrans quits Tour de France due to stage one crash injuries

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

Tour de France

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...

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

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.

Cycling

Richie Porte still has what it takes, Team Sky boss says

Grand tour contender: Richie Porte stil has the confidence of his Team Sky bosses.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte still has what it takes to lead a team in a grand tour and compete for the overall classification, believes his Sky team boss David Brailsford.

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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.

Richie Porte's illness leaves Tour finish in doubt

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Rupert Guinness Richie Porte has been stricken by illness in the Tour de France that leaves his hopes of finishing the race hinging on a daily assessment by his Sky team doctor.

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'I know how to win': Mark Renshaw to make most of Mark Cavendish's absence and go for broke

Mark Renshaw.

Rupert Guinness Mark Renshaw never ceases to be amazed by the vagaries of cycling, especially when he looks at his position in the Tour de France where he is now his team’s lead sprinter.

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Simon Gerrans set to re-sign with Orica-GreenEDGE

Consummate professional: Orica-GreenEDGE's Simon Gerrans.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans is on the cusp of re-signing with Orica-GreenEDGE for at least two years, Australian team general manager Shayne Bannan says.

Cycling

Handling the pressure will be Richie Porte's biggest challenge, says Michael Rogers

Mud soaked: Richie Porte finishes stage five in eighth place overall.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte's quest to make the best of his new role as leader of the British Sky team in the Tour de France will hinge on him having strong legs and how he handles the mounting pressure on him...

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

Simon Gerrans says Orica-GreenEDGE still in with a chance

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Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans has rejected any suggestion his Orica-GreenEDGE team is under pressure for not having yet won a stage in this year's Tour de France.

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...

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.

Cycling

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...

Cycling

Mark Renshaw embraces return to Cavendish's side for Tour as a fresh challenge

Big challenge: Mark Renshaw will have a tough task at the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Mark Renshaw regards his return to service for British sprinter Mark Cavendish in the Tour de France that starts on Saturday as a massive challenge, despite his role in so many of the ''Manx...

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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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British rider Simon Yates brings insider knowledge to Orica-GreenEDGE

Simon Yates waves to the crowd during the Tour de France team presentation in Leeds on Friday.

Rupert Guinness Rookie professional Simon Yates could play a vital role in helping the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team win the brutally hilly second stage through Yorkshire in England on Sunday.

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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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Behind Cadel Evans' tilt for Giro win, another Australian success story is emerging

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Rupert Guinness CASTRO: As Australia watches to see if Cadel Evans can move up from second place overall and win the Giro d’Italia, at the other end of the official results page a pointer exists to the story...