Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

GreenEDGE in contention for yellow jersey

Rupert Guinness Orica-GreenEDGE's South African member Daryl Impey is within striking range of taking the leader's yellow jersey after his eighth place in Sunday's 156km second stage.

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Australian team stuns Tour rivals to secure yellow jersey for Gerrans

Simon Gerrans of Australia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after the fourth stage of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Another celebratory chapter in Australian cycling was written overnight when Victorian Simon Gerrans snatched the yellow jersey in the 100th Tour de France thanks to a surprise victory for his...

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The rise and rise of the rookie to the yellow jersey

Orica Greenedge team rider Simon Gerrans.

Rupert Guinness When Simon Gerrans made his debut in the Tour de France, he was a rookie and the last rider picked for the French team he then raced for.

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Gerrans retains yellow jersey after fifth stage of Tour

Simon Gerrans of Australia and Orica GreenEDGE is congratulated on the podium after retaining the yellow jersey following stage five of the 2013 Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Enjoy every pedal-stroke, but realise that your career — and life — has changed. That was the most important piece of advice from Australian cycling legend Phil Anderson to his protege, Simon...

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Orica-GreenEDGE keep yellow jersey as Tour heads for Pyrenees

Peter Sagan.

Rupert Guinness The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team has earned the honour of leading the Tour de France in the first mountain stage on Saturday after helping their South African teammate Daryl Impey defend his...

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Impey upbeat despite yielding yellow jersey

Daryl Impey

Rupert Guinness Daryl Impey knew his time was up as overall leader of the Tour de France, even before he mounted his bike for Saturday's first mountain stage.

There's more than a yellow jersey to chase

Self-appointed ''Devil of the Tour de France'' Didi Senft.

Rupert Guinness Five riders will have a major say in what happens on the Tour this year.

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.]

Richie Porte hoping to fly under the radar en route to Paris

Australia's Richie Porte sits in fifth place on the Tour de France general classification after the Stage 9 run to Mulhouse.

Rupert Guinness The Sky team of Richie Porte will be happy if the teams of Tour de France favourites Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali continue to 'lock horns', hoping that if they do their Australian leader will...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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...