Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Adam Hansen mastering the challenge of racing in grand tours

Rupert Guinness As Adam Hansen starts the second week of his ninth three week race in a row at the Tour de France, you could expect the toll to suddenly catch up with him.

Cycling

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?

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...

Cycling

Cadel Evans anoints a leader in waiting for Orica-GreenEDGE

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness TRIESTE: The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team already has a potential general classification leader, according to former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans.

Cycling

Aussies a force to reckon with in Giro d'Italia

Cadel Evans will skip the Tour de France in an effort to win the Giro d'Italia for the first time.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans believes the absence of Richie Porte from this year's Giro d'Italia that starts in Belfast on Friday could make the challenge of trying to win the world's second biggest grand tour even...

Cycling

Three ruled out, but strong line-up for the elite men's road race

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Three key riders had to rule themselves unavailable for selection in the Australia team to race in the men's elite road race at this month's world championships.

Cycling

Endless cycle of highs and lows

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness The curtain is about to fall on the international road cycling season, with only a handful of events left - including Sunday's Paris-Tours classic in France and next week's Tour of Beijing World Tour...

Cycling

Hansen's epic solo ride to victory in the Giro d'Italia

Adam Hansen.

Rupert Guinness For a rider whose job is usually to help others win, Adam Hansen picked the right race and country to claim a laudable rare win.

Cycling

Pressure's on Orica team to win Giro stage

Matt Goss

Rupert Guinness The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team may not have a rider vying for overall victory or a top place in the Giro d'Italia that ends on Sunday.

Cycling

Snow-shrouded Nibali proves a worthy winner

Vincenzo Nibali.

Rupert Guinness TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO: Vincenzo Nibali of Italy won the second last of 21 stages of the Giro d'Italia in a blinding snow storm, proving in emphatic fashion on Saturday afternoon that he will be a more...

Cycling

Australian rookie rider ‘thrilled’ at Tour spot

Overall leader's yellow jersey Australia's Rohan Dennis with Spain's Alberto Contador, Britain's Christopher Froome, Australia's Richie Porte during the Dauphine Criterium.

Rupert Guinness When Rohan Dennis began his first season as a professional cyclist in January, racing in the 100th Tour de France was not on his mind.

Cycling

Tour thrill for rookie in his first year

Tour de France 2013.

Rupert Guinness When Rohan Dennis began his first season as a professional cyclist in January, racing in the 100th Tour de France was not on his mind.

Cycling

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

Froome

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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Tour de France

Cavendish wins stage 18 of Tour

Mark Cavendish

Rupert Guinness World Champion Mark Cavendish has struck blazing form in the back end of the Tour de France to claim an astonishing victory in the 18th stage that will elevate him back into favouritism for the...

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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Bobridge's Olympic ambition overrides Giro wishes

Jack Bobridge

Rupert Guinness JACK BOBRIDGE regrets his withdrawal from the Giro d'Italia due to an ankle injury one day out from the finish on Sunday, but the Australian rider realises that continuing on would have placed at...

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.

Lancaster impresses despite early setback

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Rupert Guinness Australia's Brett Lancaster has been lauded for recovering from a crash while warming up for the 6.

Cycling

Cavendish crashes as Greipel wins Tour stage

Mark Cavendish

Rupert Guinness British world champion Mark Cavendish is expected to resume his pursuit of stage victories in the Tour de France tonight (AEST), despite the battering and bruising he suffered from his third major...

British cycling on a roll

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness British cycling is on more than a roll before the Olympic Games. It is more like a runaway train.