Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Vincenzo Nibali is a deserving Tour de France winner

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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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.

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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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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.

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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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...

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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...

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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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It's the Tassie in him: Geraint Thomas praises Richie Porte

Stepped up: Sky teammate Geraint Thomas has praised Australian Richie Porte's efforts since becoming team leader in the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Geraint Thomas has been closer than anyone in witnessing the switch of Richie Porte from defending champion Chris Froome’s wingman at the Tour de France into his team’s race leader after...

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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.

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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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Vincenzo Nibali will try to break Richie Porte in the mountains

Nibali

Rupert Guinness Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali will attack Richie Porte in the mountains, rather than race defensively, to ensure he has as big a lead as possible before the final time trial, says...

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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.

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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?