Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Mat Hayman dreams of conquering the cobbles in Paris-Roubaix classic

Rupert Guinness There is one day every year that Mat Hayman truly believes could be his.

Cycling

Richie Porte's withdrawal was a seasoned decision

Lieutenant: Richie Porte (R) helps Sky teammate Chris Froome at the 2013 Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness The decision that Richie Porte will no longer race the Giro d'Italia as lead rider for the British Sky team is hugely disappointing for Australian cycling fans.

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...

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Steven Bowditch banishes the blues to win in Texas

Steven Bowditch

Rupert Guinness As Steven Bowditch hung on to lead the Texas Open in the United States, former major winner Wayne Grady was watching on television in Australia, hoping the Novacastrian could overcome the anxiety...

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...

Cycling

Richie Porte determined to play to his strengths at Tirreno-Adriatico

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness Australian Richie Porte understands Tour de France boss Christian Prudhomme's anger over his late withdrawal from the Paris-Nice race he won last year and is owned by the same organisation, to...

Cycling

Inner fire drives Anna Meares after Vicky Pendleton's retirement

Anna Meares

Rupert Guinness WHEN Anna Meares decided to put her body and mind through a fourth four-year Olympic campaign for the 2016 Games a year ago, her coach, Gary West, wondered if the retirement of British arch-rival...

Cycling

Anna Meares finds gears again

Australian cyclist Anna Meares.

Rupert Guinness Anna Meares says she is physically as strong as she was in London, but is she as competitive?

Cycling

Australia claim gold in men's team pursuit at the world track cycling championships

Australia's team pursuit

Rupert Guinness Australia's campaign at the world track cycling championships in Cali, Colombia began in blistering fashion on Wednesday with the men's team pursuit defending their title in the final against Denmark.

Cycling

Edmondson doubles up with second gold

Australia's Alexander Edmondson celebrates after winning the Men's team pursuit final at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali  February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga (COLOMBIA - Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

Rupert Guinness Youngster Alex Edmondson has claimed his second gold medal at this year's world track cycling championships with victory in the men's individual pursuit.

Cycling

Alex Edmondson wins second gold at world cycling titles

Rupert Guinness Alex Edmondson has taken Australia to the top of the medal tally at the world track championships in Cali, Colombia, with a stunning victory in the men's individual pursuit final on Friday.

Cycling

Tour Down Under: Rohan Dennis focused on beating the pain

Rohan Dennis.

Rupert Guinness Were Rohan Dennis able to, he would readily put up his hand as a contender for overall victory at next week's Tour Down Under.

Tour Down Under: Caleb Ewan earmarked for greatness

Rupert Guinness These have been good times for Caleb Ewan, the rider who many tout to become Australia's next breakout star.

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SA bushfires may disrupt the Tour Down Under

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Rupert Guinness SA's bushfire crisis could force Tour Down Under organisers to cancel stage one.

Tour Down Under: Sulzberger brothers have sense of purpose

Rupert Guinness The previous time Wes and Bernie Sulzberger raced as teammates before last weekend's Australian road championships in Buninyong, Victoria - that being in the 2011 Tour Down Under - it went horribly...

Cycling

Tour Down Under chiefs set to cancel stage one if fire threat continues

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness Race organisers of the Tour Down Under are bracing themselves to call off Tuesday's first stage into the Barossa Valley at the last minute, should the danger of bushfires and hot winds continue.

Cycling

Cadel Evans can still be a contender at the Giro, says Frank Schleck

Cadel Evan.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans may have age against him, but the 36-year-old Victorian still has what it takes to be a contender for this year's Giro d'Italia, says former Tour de France rival Frank Schleck.

Cycling

Cadel Evans will use the Giro d'Italia as a career guide

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans performance in Giro d'Italia will indicate how long his career will continue.

Cycling

Tour Down Under: Cadel Evans says Giro d'Italia will determine retirement date

SAINT-POURCAIN-SUR-SIOULE, FRANCE - JULY 13:  Cadel Evans of Australia and BMC Racing Team waves to fans ahead of stage fourteen of the 2013 Tour de France, a 191KM road stage from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, on July 13, 2013 in  Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness How Cadel Evans fares in his all-out assault on the Giro d'Italia will provide him with an “indicator” of how long his career will continue.

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Simon Gerrans sets the pace to win stage one of Tour Down Under

Simon Gerrans receives a kiss on the podium after being presented with the leader's jersey after stage one of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans felt he was being "hunted" before the Tour Down Under began.