Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald


Lance Armstrong won't get a special invitation to doping inquiry: UCI boss

Rupert Guinness If Lance Armstrong is waiting on a call from world cycling boss Brian Cookson to open dialogue about his doping past, he needn't hold his breath.


Lance Armstrong won't be getting call: UCI

Rupert Guinness If Lance Armstrong is waiting for a call from cycling boss Brian Cookson to open dialogue about his past doping, he won't be getting one.


US cyclists testify against Lance Armstrong: report


Rupert Guinness George Hincapie, a key teammate of Australian Tour de France champion Cadel Evans, has been named by a Dutch newspaper as one of four ex-teammates of Lance Armstrong who are said to have testified...


Only way is up for Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under

Rupert Guinness TOUR de France race director Christian Prudhomme says the popularity of a bicycle race is judged by looking at the eyes of spectators.


Why Michael Rogers faces a tough fight to defend doping charge

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness If Michael Rogers defends himself against doping charges after testing positive for clenbuterol at a season ending race by citing food contamination, he faces the huge and expensive task of having to...


Riders can win without drugs: van Garderen

Tejay Van Garderen

Rupert Guinness American Tejay van Garderen has defended as ''clean'' the Tour de France performances of himself and his BMC team leader, Australian Cadel Evans, following Lance Armstrong's comments that a rider...


The rise and rise of the rookie to the yellow jersey

Orica Greenedge team rider Simon Gerrans.

Rupert Guinness When Simon Gerrans made his debut in the Tour de France, he was a rookie and the last rider picked for the French team he then raced for.


Tour title within grasp as Froome ignores critics to focus on finish

Bauke Mollema of The Netherlands, left, Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and his teammate Richie Porte of Australia, right, climb La Croix Fry pass in pouring rain during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 kilometers (127.8 miles) with start in in Bourg-d'Oisans and finish in Le Grand-Bornand, France, Friday July 19 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Rupert Guinness Chris Froome has experienced the gamut of emotions in trying to win the Tour de France this year; from the joy of his success on the bike to the frustration of being constantly questioned about...


Australia backs Englishman to take over from McQuaid as UCI chief

International Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid looks on during a press conference announcing the decision about the fate of US cyclist Lance Armstrong on October 22, 2012 in Geneva. Armstrong was banned on October 22 by the UCI as the world cycling body upheld an earlier doping sanction handed to the seven-times Tour de France champion. McQuaid said the UCI would strip Armstrong of all of his Tour de France titles, adding

Rupert Guinness Cycling Australia will vote for Englishman Brian Cookson to become president of the world governing body, rather than support the re-election of Ireland's Pat McQuaid.


Brian Cookson delighted with Australian support for UCI presidency

Pat McQuaid

Rupert Guinness Brian Cookson, the English challenger to Irishman Pat McQuaid for the presidency of the Union Cycliste Internationale, has pledged to not take for granted Australia’s support for him in next month’s...


Forum plan to get at truth of drug use

Stuart O'Grady

Rupert Guinness World cycling presidential candidate Brian Cookson says the doping confession of Australian Stuart O’Grady after the Tour de France last month highlights the need for a proper forum where riders can...

UCI about to instigate pledged anti-doping measures: Gaudry

Tracey Gaudry

Rupert Guinness Australia's vice-president of the Union Cycliste Internationale, Tracey Gaudry, believes stakeholders are right to expect the anti-doping plans pledged by the sport's new administration be...


UCI steps up plan on doping

Tracey Gaudry.

Rupert Guinness Tracey Gaudry, Australia's vice president on the Union Cycliste Internationale, believes anti-doping plans pledged by sport's new administration should be implemented within six months.


A well-read Evans knows line to take

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness If Cadel Evans was going to be distracted from his campaign to win a second Tour de France, it was not going to be by Lance Armstrong's comments in a French newspaper that it was impossible to have...

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Yellow fever: Gerrans now stands with cycling's greats

Simon Gerrans of Australia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team time-trial over 25 kilometers (15.6 miles) with start and finish in Nice, southern France, Tuesday July 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Rupert Guinness For someone who took up cycling as rehab, Simon Gerrans has come a long way.


Team ponders review findings

Generic cycling

Rupert Guinness Orica-GreenEDGE undecided on review of anti-doping program and procedures.

White in demand for coaching jobs

Rupert Guinness Matt White says he has had offers to resume his coaching career from rival teams to the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE outfit that sacked him as head sports director after he admitted to using drugs...


Rival teams try to lure White

Back? Matt White (in car) when he was Orica-GreenEDGE sports director.

Rupert Guinness Australian says a return to the Orica-GreenEDGE team is his preferred option.


Goss: report showed less skin, more transparency

Riding high: Australian Matt Goss.

Rupert Guinness Australian welcomes report of independent review into Orica-GreenEDGE's anti-doping processes.


Goss at ease with review of team doping protocols

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Matt Goss of Team Australia prepares for the 
race to start during the London-Surrey Cycle Classic road race at The Mall on 
August 14, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) 


Rupert Guinness CHERASCO: Matt Goss has welcomed the handing down of the report on an independent review of his Orica-GreenEDGE team's anti-doping processes.