Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Michael Matthews rides from Vuelta stage win to shared world title leadership role

Rupert Guinness Michael Matthews will be one of three leaders in the Australian men's elite team for the world road championships next month with Cadel Evans and Simon Gerrans.

Cadel Evans back in the saddle for Vuelta a Espana

Memories: Cadel Evans during the 2009 Vuelta.

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

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...

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

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.

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

Tinkoff-Saxo outshine ordinary Sky team in Tour de France

Riding high: Despite Alberto Contador's absence after stage 10, Tinkoff-Saxo were able to regroup and complete a successful Tour.

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...

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.

Cycling

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.

Tour de France

Tour de France report card: not easy being Orica-GreenEDGE

Rupert Guinness dinkus

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...

Cycling

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...

Cycling

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...

Cycling

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...

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.