Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

I have not won the Tour de France: Andy Schleck feels sad for Alberto Contador

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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Cadel Evans and Richie Porte on Italian job

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness An expected showdown between Cadel Evans and Richie Porte in the 2014 Giro d'Italia could turn into one of the most memorable head-to-head clashes for Australian cycling next year.

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Why Michael Rogers faces a tough fight to defend doping charge

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness If Michael Rogers defends himself against doping charges after testing positive for clenbuterol at a season ending race by citing food contamination, he faces the huge and expensive task of having to...

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Guilty or not, Michael Rogers' positive test will cause damage

Rupert Guinness Whatever fate awaits Australian rider Michael Rogers after he tested positive in an A sample for the banned drug clenbuterol, much damage has already been done to him, Australian cycling and the...

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Cadel Evans and Richie Porte look at the year ahead

Porte and Evans.

Rupert Guinness Rupert Guinness speaks with Cadel Evans and Richie Porte before going head to head in the Giro d'Italia later this year.

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Giro d'Italia 2014: Cadel Evans, Richie Porte ready for testing rides before their Italian duel

Cadel

Rupert Guinness AUSTRALIA'S two best grand tour riders, 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, who is considered by many as Evans' heir apparent, will go head to head in the Giro d'Italia from...

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Contador and Rogers wary of underdog Evans

Tour de France

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans is not the first name to figure in his rivals' reckoning of favouritism.

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Evans not happy with team's effort

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans says he is already on the ''back foot'' trying to win a second Tour de France after his BMC team's disappointing result in the stage-four team time trial in Nice.

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Time trial puts Evans' bid on the back foot

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness, Nice Cadel Evans admits he is already on the 'back foot' in his campaign to win a second Tour de France.

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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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Challenge of Pyrenees to sort out the strong

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans will get his first measure of how hard it will be to make up the time loss he suffered in Tuesday's time trial when the race hits the Pyrenees on Saturday.

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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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Evans happy to spruik rivals' chances in mountains

Australia's Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Australian happy for people to believe Tour will be decided between Chris Froome and Alberto Contador.

Evans happy spotlight on Froome and Contador as Pyrenees loom

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans is happy for people to believe the Tour de France will be decided in a head-to-head duel between Chris Froome and Alberto Contador.

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Froome, Porte assert dominance in Tour de France

Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 195 km eighth stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2013 between Castres and Ax 3 Domaines, southwestern France.   AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD

Rupert Guinness A stunning multi-pronged push by the Sky team, finished off by Briton Chris Froome and Australian Richie Porte in the first day in the mountains of the Tour de France, has left many believing they...

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Impey grabs chance for yellow glory

Simon Gerrans of Australia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, waits for the start of the sixth stage of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Orica-GreenEDGE's whirlwind Tour continues with Simon Gerrans surrendering his yellow jersey to teammate Daryl Impey.

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'Worst day': Porte drops to 33

Porte

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte offered no excuses "for the worst day I have had on the bike all season" in the Tour de France on Sunday, leaving him well out of the hunt for a podium place.

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Hopes falling in on Sky, but Froome still out in front

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness After one of the most exciting Tour de France stages in recent years, Sky boss David Brailsford was counting his lucky stars that Chris Froome was still in the race lead after a day highlighted as...

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Cadel's fighting spirit impresses boss

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans showed an ability to sustain rapid fire attacks in the last mountain stage in the Pyrenees last Sunday that could put him in good stead for a strong finish to the three-week race, team...

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Evans set for strong finish

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans showed an ability to sustain rapid-fire attacks that could put him in good stead for a strong finish in the Tour de France.