Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

No time to think about Commonwealth Games just yet, says 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

'I know how to win': Mark Renshaw to make most of Mark Cavendish's absence and go for broke

Mark Renshaw.

Rupert Guinness Mark Renshaw never ceases to be amazed by the vagaries of cycling, especially when he looks at his position in the Tour de France where he is now his team’s lead sprinter.

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Mark Renshaw embraces return to Cavendish's side for Tour as a fresh challenge

Big challenge: Mark Renshaw will have a tough task at the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Mark Renshaw regards his return to service for British sprinter Mark Cavendish in the Tour de France that starts on Saturday as a massive challenge, despite his role in so many of the ''Manx...

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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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Tour de France: hell awaits those unaccustomed to the cobbles

A view of a cobblestone-paved section in Orchies, northern France, Monday July 7, 2014, ahead of Wednesday's fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155,5 kilometers (96,7 miles) with the start in Ypres, Belgium and finish in Arenberg, France. 155,5 kilometers (96.7 miles) of the stage involves 15,4 kilometers (9.6 miles) of strenuous highly-feared cobblestone-paved roads. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Rupert Guinness Heinrich Haussler smiles as he says stage five of the Tour de France from Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut on Wednesday will be "something special".

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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...

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Behind Cavendish's Tour ambitions, the fire still burns, says Renshaw

Going for a spin: Mark Cavendish trains in northern England.

Rupert Guinness Mark Cavendish played a straight bat to questions about his hopes and belief of being able to win stage one of the Tour de France before he lined up to race it on Saturday.

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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Simon Gerrans creates history with third win in Tour Down Under

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Rupert Guinness For Simon Gerrans, a record third win in the Tour Down Under on Sunday all but completes the fairytale story of his early season success.

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Historic third win for cyclist Simon Gerrans in Tour Down Under

Australian road cycling champion Simon Gerrans is now a three-time winner of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Victory all but completes the fairytale story of Gerrans' early season success.

Sprinters' uphill test

Rupert Guinness Winning opportunities will be rare for sprinters in this year's Tour Down Under.

Bold bid earns Renshaw flying German's respect

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Rupert Guinness MARK RENSHAW did not get the stage win he wanted on the final day of racing in the Tour Down Under, but by throwing caution to the wind with a brazen bid to outsprint German flyer Andre Greipel, he...

Cycling

Mass pile up hurts Renshaw's Tour hopes

Mark Renshaw

Rupert Guinness Mark Renshaw has never been a certainty to be picked by his team for this year's Centenary Tour de France because of its priorities behind helping Dutchman Robert Gesink finish as high as possible...

It would be magical to carry the flag: O'Grady

Rupert Guinness Stuart O'Grady would readily accept the "honour" of carrying the Australian flag in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London on Friday even though he would have to compete in the gruelling...

Cycling

Porte fights for Olympic dream

Australian Richie Porte ridesc the 16.5 km race against the clock during the final stage of the Tour de Romandie cycling race on April 29, 2012 in Crans-Montana.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Rupert Guinness Olympic dream of Richie Porte reinforced by strong showing in Tour of Romandie.

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Brown's happy to serve his teammates' cause

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22:  Graeme Brown of team Rabobank sprints for the finish during stage three of the 2009 Tour Down Under held from Unley to Victor Harbour January 22, 2009 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by James Knowler/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness, Verona Australian Graeme Brown hopes for one thing from the riders he helps this season.

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The Breakaway

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Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans' ticket to the Olympic Games in London in August is still not yet booked. But it is hard to imagine Cycling Australia not recommending the reigning Tour de France champion for a spot in...

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Fatigued Renshaw still chasing stage win

Mark Renshaw

Rupert Guinness in Lago Laceno, Italy Mark Renshaw laments the fatigue that is starting to set in his body after racing eight days in the Giro d'Italia and with a stage win as elusive as ever.

There's more than a yellow jersey to chase

Self-appointed ''Devil of the Tour de France'' Didi Senft.

Rupert Guinness Five riders will have a major say in what happens on the Tour this year.

The green edge

Matt Goss

Rupert Guinness, Liege Matt Goss has long been flagged as a Tour de France green jersey contender this year.