Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cadel Evans back in the saddle for Vuelta a Espana

Rupert Guinness Time and several career-defining successes have helped Cadel Evans come to terms with the events that may have cost him victory in the Vuelta a Espana five years ago.

Tour de France

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...

Cycling

Simon Gerrans quits Tour de France due to stage one crash injuries

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 BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON: Australian road champion Simon Gerrans has quit the Tour de France after more than two weeks due to lingering injuries sustained in his crash in stage one in Leeds

Cycling

Tour de France: Luke Durbridge ready for one last effort before Tour finish in Paris

Luke Durbridge

Rupert Guinness Luke Durbridge, like many riders still in this year’s Tour de France, had good reason to smile on Thursday as he crossed the finish line of the 18th stage.

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...

Cycling

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...

Cycling

Alberto Contador most feared rider on Tour de France

One to watch: Spanish veteran Alberto Contador.

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.

Tour de France

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.

Cycling

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...

Cycling

Cadel Evans' future with BMC still a way from being locked in

The man: Briefly back in Victoria this week, Cadel Evans was promoting a new one-day race to be held at Barwon Heads in 2015.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans may want to continue racing next year, but whether he still does for BMC who he is off contract with, is not yet a guaranteed prospect.

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

Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali had feared Richie Porte until meltdown

Yellow jersey in black and white: Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali.

Rupert Guinness Tour de France race leader Vincenzo Nibali feared Richie Porte the most until the Australian slipped out of contention for the overall victory on Friday.

Cycling

Richie Porte suffers crushing time loss in first Alpine stage of Tour de France

Australian Richie Porte: “I don’t think I dealt with the heat very well.

Rupert Guinness In the turn of several pedal strokes the Tour de France hopes of Australian Richie Porte came to a crushing end.

Richie Porte's illness leaves Tour finish in doubt

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Rupert Guinness Richie Porte has been stricken by illness in the Tour de France that leaves his hopes of finishing the race hinging on a daily assessment by his Sky team doctor.

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.

Cycling

Zak Dempster learning to make best from the pain of the Tour de France

Soldiering on: Zak Dempster (left) is living through the pain of riding the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Zac Dempster has learned a lot during his Tour de France debut, such as how to take the best from all the pain of the three week race - as he did while racing in the Alps last week.

Cycling

No time to think about Commonwealth Games just yet, says Mark Renshaw

Mark Renshaw

Rupert Guinness It should please the Australian Commonwealth Games team that cyclist Mark Renshaw says he has never felt as strong heading into the third week of a grand tour than he is in this year’s Tour de...

Cycling

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...

Richie Porte confident Tour de France will offer up opportunity

AX 3 DOMAINES, FRANCE - JULY 06:  6:  Richie Porte of Australia and SKY Procycling in his way to second place during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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...