Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Tinkoff-Saxo outshine ordinary Sky team in Tour de France

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.

Tears flow from French as Tour podium awaits

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 20th stage, a 54km individual time trial, as part of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Tears were aplenty at the Tour de France after the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial, that – barring disaster - assured two local riders would ride into Paris for Sunday’s finale with...

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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 report card: not easy being Orica-GreenEDGE

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Rupert Guinness The chances of Orica-GreenEDGE matching their success in the 2013 Tour de France – those being, two stage wins and four days in the yellow race leader’s jersey - were always minimal in...

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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...

Cycling

Orica-GreenEDGE rider Michael Albasini denies making racist remarks at French rider Kevin Reza

Rupert Guinness Orica-GreenEDGE rider Michael Albasini said he regretted comments he made to French rider Kevin Reza during Tuesday’s 16th stage of the Tour de France in the Pyrenees, but denied that they were...

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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

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Orica-GreenEDGE's Michael Albasini denies making racist comments

Orica-GreenEDGE's team member Michael Albasini.

Rupert Guinness SAINT-LARY PLA D'ADET: Orica-GreeEDGE general manager Shayne Bannan says that he would “look at” sacking any of his riders if they were proven to have made racist remarks.

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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 still has what it takes, Team Sky boss says

Grand tour contender: Richie Porte stil has the confidence of his Team Sky bosses.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte still has what it takes to lead a team in a grand tour and compete for the overall classification, believes his Sky team boss David Brailsford.

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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.

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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

Simon Yates disagrees with call by team to withdraw him from Tour de France

Warrior mentality: Orica-GreenEdge youngster Simon Yates wasn't happy when his team withdrew him from the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Simon Yates, one of the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE’s shining lights as a potential grand tour contender, was against the decision by his team management to withdraw him from the Tour de France...

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.

Simon Yates adds royal polish to his value for Orica-GreenEDGE

Ambitious: Simon Yates.

Rupert Guinness Four days ago, Orica-GreenEDGE head sports director Matt White questioned if rookie Simon Yates would make it to the Alps of the Tour de France.

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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...

Tour de France: Simon Gerrans rejects call by Andrew Telansky for apology after crash

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 Nancy: Simon Gerrans found himself the target of fired up Tour de France contender Andrew Talanksy demanding an apology from the Australian champion after the American crashed in the finishing sprint...