Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Alberto Contador most feared rider on Tour de France

Rupert Guinness Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is most feared when his back is against the wall.

Alberto Contador primed to attack Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali

Smiling assassin: Alberto Contador before the start of the eighth stage of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness NANCY: Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is most feared when his back is against the wall.

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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Australian Michael Rogers rides solo to Tour de France stage win in the Pyrenees

Michael Rogers of Australia celebrates

Rupert Guinness Before the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday for the first of three stages in the mountain range bordering Spain, Michael Rogers said: “I’m not a big fan of riding 230km into...

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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.

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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.

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Tour de France cobblestone stage will be 'terrifying', says Michael Rogers

Chris Froome dangles his injured left wrist as the cuts and grazes cover the left-side of his body after crashing during the fourth stage of the Tour

Rupert Guinness Australian Michael Rogers predicts stage five of the Tour de France on Wednesday that passes over nine sectors of cobblestones will be “terrifying”.

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Richie Porte assumes leadership of Sky at Tour de France

Richie Porte.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte has “all to play for” in his new role as the Sky team’s leader for the Tour de France after teammate and defending champion Chris Froome abandoned the race during stage...

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Richie Porte happy to fly under radar in quest for Tour de France success

Richie Porte.

Rupert Guinness Australian Richie Porte said he is happy to be underestimated as a contender for the Tour de France after assuming team leadership from Britain's defending champion Chris Froome, who abandoned during...

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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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...

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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.

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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...

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Simon Gerrans says Orica-GreenEDGE still in with a chance

Simon Gerrans

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.

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?

For Michael Rogers and teammates, Majka's stage win just the tonic for Contador's abandon

On the limit: Michael Rogers.

Rupert Guinness When Michael Rogers heard that Polish teammate Rafa Majka had won the second of two Alpine stages of the Tour de France on Saturday it hurt him to smile.

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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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Michael Rogers set to make Tour de France comeback after impressing at Giro d'Italia

Returning to the big stage: Michael Rogers, pictured winning the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia, will be racing in this year's Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Michael Rogers, who has made an impressive comeback to top level racing from a provisional doping ban after recently being cleared by authorities, will definitely be picked to compete in this...