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.

Cycling

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.

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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?

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...

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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.

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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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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Cadel Evans is still our greatest, says Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans remains the greatest cyclist Australia has ever produced, says Simon Gerrans whose historic victory in the hilly Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day classic in Belgium on Sunday has boosted his...

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Behind the glory, big picture plan unfolds for Orica-GreenEDGE

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness With their first goal of winning the Giro d'Italia team time trial in Belfast and taking the race leader's pink jersey achieved, Orica-GreenEDGE were ideally placed to look ahead at the rest of the...

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Giro d'Italia leader Michael Matthews has ability to win tours, says Aussie legend Phil Anderson

Michael Matthews receives the kiss of the race's hostesses after winning the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Sassano to Montecassino, Italy, Thursday May 15, 2014.  Overall leader Michael Matthews claimed his first individual victory on the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia Thursday but the day was marred by a crash which left Giampaolo Caruso seriously injured. (AP Photo/Marco Alpozzi)

Rupert Guinness Michael Matthews could develop from being the one day specialist he is known as into an all-round stage racer based on how well he has ridden in the leader's pink jersey of the Giro d'Italia over the...