Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Tour Down Under: Matt White names his favourites

Rupert Guinness Newly crowned Australian road champion Simon Gerrans and the two riders he outsprinted to win that race, Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, are clearly the favourites for next week's Tour Down Under in...

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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...

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Simon Gerrans wins national cycling title

Simon Gerrans celebrates his win on the podium while Cadel Evans (right - second) and Richie Porte (third) look on.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans wins pulsating men's elite road race at the Australian road cycling championships.

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Cycling's golden podium shines in Buninyong

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Rupert Guinness It was an image that showcased how far Australian cycling has developed at home: Simon Gerrans, Cadel Evans and Richie Porte standing on the podium of Sunday's national road championship at...

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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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Goss needs first-class sprint train: White

Matthew Goss

Rupert Guinness If Australian Matt Goss is to have a chance of winning a stage in this year’s 100th Tour de France in a bunch sprint, his Orica- GreenEDGE team will need to produce a faultless lead out to position...

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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.

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Gerrans retains yellow jersey after fifth stage of Tour

Simon Gerrans of Australia and Orica GreenEDGE is congratulated on the podium after retaining the yellow jersey following stage five of the 2013 Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Enjoy every pedal-stroke, but realise that your career — and life — has changed. That was the most important piece of advice from Australian cycling legend Phil Anderson to his protege, Simon...

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Meyer proves a fast learner in first Tour

Cameron Meyer.

Rupert Guinness IT is the speed of the Tour de France that Cameron Meyer finds so different to any other cycling event - and not just in the race.

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GreenEDGE men revel in yellow

The Orica-GreenEDGE time trial-winning team.

Rupert Guinness It's been a big week for Australia's Tour team, with success aplenty.

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Orica-GreenEDGE vows to continue its stellar form

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JULY 03:  Stuart O'Grady of Australia and Team Orica Greenedge rides at the front of the team protecting Simon Gerrans of Australia in the yellow jersey during stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team will not let their focus at the Tour de France slip, pledges head sports director Matt White.

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Wheel of fortune: Australian team denied stage win by narrow margin

Matteo Trentin of Italy.

Rupert Guinness The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team's blueprint plan to claim a third win in this year's Tour de France fell two thirds of a wheel short of being perfectly executed on Saturday when their in-form...

White's best-laid plan laid bare to observer

Matteo Trentin of Italy, rear, crosses the finish line ahead of Michael Albasini of Switzerland, right, to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometers (119.4 miles) with start in in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule and finish in Lyon, central France, Saturday July 13 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Rupert Guinness It was a plan - a good one, too. But how many of those have been hatched in bike races, only to end in tatters?

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Australians search for another Tour stage win

Orica Greenedge team rider Simon Gerrans.

Rupert Guinness Australian Simon Gerrans is primed to make best of the last probable winning chance for the opportunists like him in the Tour de France on Tuesday, when the race enters the Alps, says his team's head...

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Team boss invites WADA into bed with Sky to dispel doubts over Froome’s performance

Christopher Froome

Rupert Guinness The offer by the British Sky team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome to consider allowing the World Anti-Doping Agency access to all their training data and rider information is ''a good move'',...

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Gerrans trains in Spain for titles

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans has the ''runs on the board'' to lead the Australian men's elite team in next month's world road championships in Florence, national coach Brad McGee said.

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Doping questions remain for GreenEDGE

Stuart O'Grady

Rupert Guinness IT has been almost two months since Stuart O'Grady confessed to doping just after the Tour de France only to cast a pall over his Orica-GreenEDGE team's success in the race - and the scars are still...

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GreenEdge fined after bus farce at Tour

Murilo Antoniobil Fischer of Brazil, center left, Tony Martin of Germany, center right, and Tony Gallopin of France, right, wait for medical assistance after crashing in the last kilometers of the first stage of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness The Orica-GreenEdge team were hit with a fine of 2,000 Swiss Francs ($A2,300) after their bus blocked the finish line to Saturday's opening stage of this year's Tour de France, leading to a chaotic...

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Team bus caught up in dramatic finish to Tour opener

The Orica-GreenEDGE bus

Rupert Guinness It was the box seat to catch all the finish line drama of the first day of the 100th Tour.

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Stuck bus had best Tour view for the worst possible finish

Orica Greenedge bus

Rupert Guinness He was in the box seat for all the dramas at the finish line on the first day of the 100th Tour de France.