Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Why Michael Rogers faces a tough fight to defend doping charge

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...

Cycling

Guilty or not, Michael Rogers' positive test will cause damage

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness Whatever fate awaits Australian rider Michael Rogers after he tested positive in an A sample for the banned drug clenbuterol, much damage has already been done to him, Australian cycling and the...

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Tour Down Under's top 10 moments

Andre Greipel.

Rupert Guinness As the 2014 Tour Down Under fast approaches, Fairfax Media's cycling writer recalls some of the moments that have helped cement the race's part on the Australian sporting calendar.

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Australian rookie rider ‘thrilled’ at Tour spot

Overall leader's yellow jersey Australia's Rohan Dennis with Spain's Alberto Contador, Britain's Christopher Froome, Australia's Richie Porte during the Dauphine Criterium.

Rupert Guinness When Rohan Dennis began his first season as a professional cyclist in January, racing in the 100th Tour de France was not on his mind.

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Tour thrill for rookie in his first year

Tour de France 2013.

Rupert Guinness When Rohan Dennis began his first season as a professional cyclist in January, racing in the 100th Tour de France was not on his mind.

Cycling

Contador and Rogers wary of underdog Evans

Tour de France

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans is not the first name to figure in his rivals' reckoning of favouritism.

Cycling

Contador is not one to write off Evans' hopes

Rupert Guinness CADEL Evans is not the first name to figure in his rivals' reckoning of favouritism for the Tour de France, but they have learned - having observed or raced against him in his eight previous starts -...

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Cadel's fighting spirit impresses boss

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans showed an ability to sustain rapid fire attacks in the last mountain stage in the Pyrenees last Sunday that could put him in good stead for a strong finish to the three-week race, team...

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Evans set for strong finish

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans showed an ability to sustain rapid-fire attacks that could put him in good stead for a strong finish in the Tour de France.

Porte ready for Tour's 'race of truth'

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness While Richie Porte has seen his hopes of a podium finish in the Tour de France dashed, he will still race as hard as he can in Wednesday's stage 11 time trial.

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Porte fights back to silence critics with fourth place finish

Porte

Rupert Guinness Australian Richie Porte has silenced those who doubted his form for the Tour de France as a result of his time loss in last Sunday's second of two stages in the Pyrenees with an impressive fourth...

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Meyer keeps powder dry to boost Tour stage hopes

Cameron Meyer.

Rupert Guinness Cameron Meyer did on Wednesday in the Tour de France what he normally does not do when he contests a time trial.

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Meyer steels himself for breakaway

Rupert Guinness Cameron Meyer did what he normally doesn't do when he races a time trial - he took it easy.

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'Worse than a mountain stage': Rogers' move brings Contador closer to Froome

Michael Rogers.

Rupert Guinness Australian Michael Rogers was instrumental in executing a brazen Tour de France move in the 13th stage from Tours to Saint Amand Montrond on Friday that saw British yellow jersey wearer Chris Froome...

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Tour guessing game continues into the mountains

Alberto Contador

Rupert Guinness Predicting what may happen on Sunday when this year's Tour de France hits its hardest climb so far – the legendary Mont Ventoux – is anyone's guess in a race that has been so...

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Tension as 'Giant' lies before field

Under attack: Yellow jersey holder Chris Froome in the peloton: ''I'm just happy I still have an advantage of two minutes.''

Rupert Guinness The Tour de France hits its hardest climb so far on Sunday. What happens is anyone's guess.

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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...

Cycling

Rogers warns Froome he's a marked man

Michael Rogers.

Rupert Guinness Australian Michael Rogers and the Saxo-Tinkoff team led by Spaniard Alberto Contador are committed to pressuring British race leader Chris Froome right up until Sunday's race finish in Paris.

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Chris Froome wins 17th stage of Tour de France

Froome

Rupert Guinness Tour de France leader Chris Froome says he would support any move by race organisers to shorten Thursday's 18th stage in the Alps should weather forecasts of heavy rain prove correct.

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Chris Froome crowned 2013 Tour de France champion as Kittel stuns Cavendish

Froome

Rupert Guinness Britain's Chris Froome has been crowned champion of the 100th edition of the Tour de France as Germany's Marcel Kittel won the 21st and final stage.

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