Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Richie Porte confident Tour de France will offer up opportunity

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte is confident that after being ruled out of the Giro d'Italia, in which he was to have led the British Sky team, he will still get to race for a top overall place in the Tour de France...

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Richie Porte and Cadel Evans to renew rivalry in Tirreno-Adriatico race

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness The British Sky team's move to withdraw Australian Richie Porte from Paris-Nice and enter him in Tirreno-Adriatico to replace injured Tour de France champion Chris Froome has raised the ire of French...

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Simon Gerrans just in front ahead of thrilling Tour Down Under finale

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness After five days, 730 kilometres and more than 18 hours of racing, the best ever edition of the Tour Down Under has now come down to a battle for one second that will be decided on Sunday's finale...

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Tour Down Under's top 10 moments

Andre Greipel.

Rupert Guinness As the 2014 Tour Down Under fast approaches, Fairfax Media's cycling writer recalls some of the moments that have helped cement the race's part on the Australian sporting calendar.

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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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Porte takes mantle from Evans

Richie Porte on his way to second place during stage eight.

Rupert Guinness Australian cycling is on the cusp of an important changing of the guard.

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He's arrived: Porte wrecks Evans' Tour

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness Australian cycling is on the cusp of an important changing of the guard. On the day Cadel Evans (BMC) conceded his hopes of winning this year's Tour de France were over, Richie Porte (Sky) made it...

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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.

Porte ready for Tour's 'race of truth'

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness While Richie Porte has seen his hopes of a podium finish in the Tour de France dashed, he will still race as hard as he can in Wednesday's stage 11 time trial.

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Porte fights back to silence critics with fourth place finish

Porte

Rupert Guinness Australian Richie Porte has silenced those who doubted his form for the Tour de France as a result of his time loss in last Sunday's second of two stages in the Pyrenees with an impressive fourth...

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Meyer keeps powder dry to boost Tour stage hopes

Cameron Meyer.

Rupert Guinness Cameron Meyer did on Wednesday in the Tour de France what he normally does not do when he contests a time trial.

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Meyer steels himself for breakaway

Rupert Guinness Cameron Meyer did what he normally doesn't do when he races a time trial - he took it easy.

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Marcel Kittel stakes claim as the new king of the sprints with a third stage victory

Marcel Kittel of Germany, front, crosses the finish line ahead of second place Mark Cavendish.

Rupert Guinness TOURS: German Marcel Kittel is rapidly etching his name as the next sprint king of world cycling - if he has not done so already - during this year's Tour de France in which he claimed his third...

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Tough talk primes team Sky for third week

Overall leader's yellow jersey Britain's Christopher Froome rides during the 218 km twelfth stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 11, 2013 between Foug?res and Tours, northwestern France.  AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT

Rupert Guinness The impact of a blunt and frank truth session conducted by Sky team boss David Brailsford with his riders, including British race leader Chris Froome, at the Tour de France early this week will be...

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'Worse than a mountain stage': Rogers' move brings Contador closer to Froome

Michael Rogers.

Rupert Guinness Australian Michael Rogers was instrumental in executing a brazen Tour de France move in the 13th stage from Tours to Saint Amand Montrond on Friday that saw British yellow jersey wearer Chris Froome...

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Tour guessing game continues into the mountains

Alberto Contador

Rupert Guinness Predicting what may happen on Sunday when this year's Tour de France hits its hardest climb so far – the legendary Mont Ventoux – is anyone's guess in a race that has been so...

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Tension as 'Giant' lies before field

Under attack: Yellow jersey holder Chris Froome in the peloton: ''I'm just happy I still have an advantage of two minutes.''

Rupert Guinness The Tour de France hits its hardest climb so far on Sunday. What happens is anyone's guess.