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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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

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...

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...

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Michael Matthews may miss Tour de France debut after crash

Tour debut in doubt ... Michael Matthews during the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness The fairytale season of Canberra rider Michael Matthews hangs in the balance with a training crash on Tuesday now placing his debut in the Tour de France in doubt.

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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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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...

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Vincenzo Nibali will try to break Richie Porte in the mountains

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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...

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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?

Simon Yates adds royal polish to his value for Orica-GreenEDGE

Ambitious: Simon Yates.

Rupert Guinness Four days ago, Orica-GreenEDGE head sports director Matt White questioned if rookie Simon Yates would make it to the Alps of the Tour de France.

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Simon Yates disagrees with call by team to withdraw him from Tour de France

Warrior mentality: Orica-GreenEdge youngster Simon Yates wasn't happy when his team withdrew him from the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Simon Yates, one of the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE’s shining lights as a potential grand tour contender, was against the decision by his team management to withdraw him from the Tour de France...

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Orica-GreenEDGE to blood Simon Yates in 2014 Tour de France

Tour new boy ... Michael Matthews during the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness Leeds: Orica-GreenEDGE have wasted no time in testing recruit Simon Yates' potential as a Tour de France winner by naming him in their team for this year’s race.

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Matthews remains 50-50 chance of starting Tour de France

Tour new boy ... Michael Matthews during the Giro d'Italia.

Rupert Guinness A decision on whether Michael Matthews will line up for his debut in the Tour de France following a training crash will be made on Friday.

Run of misfortune to make a Tour de France victory sweeter for Orica-GreenEDGE

Rupert Guinness If Orica-GreenEDGE get to savour victory in the Tour de France this year, the taste will be even sweeter in light of their nightmare last week.

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Mark Cavendish ruled out of Tour de France after dislocating collarbone in crash

Ouch: Mark Cavendish clutches at his shoulder after dislocating his collarbone.

Rupert Guinness Mark Cavendish will apologise to Australia's Simon Gerrans after the British sprint star took the blame for a crash in the opening stage of the Tour de France.

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Orica-GreenEDGE owner Gerry Ryan outlines blueprint for future

Rupert Guinness Gerry Ryan, owner of the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team, will meet with "potential co-sponsors" in Europe next week armed with a blueprint vision for how the team hopes develop in to one that can...

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Mat Hayman set to make Tour de France debut after 15 years of waiting

He's in: Mat Hayman is likely to be the Tour's oldest rookie in the modern era.

Rupert Guinness Mat Hayman has waited 15 years for the news. Now his debut in the Tour de France finally looks to be coming his way, with his Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team management pledging that he will...

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Orica-GreenEDGE calls in big guns for Giro d'Italia pink jersey campaign

Cameron Meyer and Brett Daniel Lancaster of Australia ahead of stage three of the 2013 Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Australia's Orica-GreenEDGE team will go into the Giro d'Italia that starts in Belfast on Friday with a line-up bolstered with plenty of engine power for the team time trial, hoping to put a rider...

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Aussies a force to reckon with in Giro d'Italia

Cadel Evans will skip the Tour de France in an effort to win the Giro d'Italia for the first time.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans believes the absence of Richie Porte from this year's Giro d'Italia that starts in Belfast on Friday could make the challenge of trying to win the world's second biggest grand tour even...

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Behind the glory, big picture plan unfolds for Orica-GreenEDGE

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Rupert Guinness With their first goal of winning the Giro d'Italia team time trial in Belfast and taking the race leader's pink jersey achieved, Orica-GreenEDGE were ideally placed to look ahead at the rest of the...