Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Tour Down Under: Rohan Dennis focused on beating the pain

Rupert Guinness Were Rohan Dennis able to, he would readily put up his hand as a contender for overall victory at next week's Tour Down Under.

Cycling

Rohan Dennis confident of making an impact in Florence

Australia's Rohan Dennis

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis believes he still has plenty in the tank at the end of a first and race filled year as a professional cyclist to leave the imprint he hopes for in the individual time trial of the world...

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Cycling

Cadel Evans holds Giro lead

Cadel Evans (centre) crosses the finish line of the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness When race leader Cadel Evans resumes his quest to try to win the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday on a stage that should instead suit the sprinters, foremost in his mind will be saving as much energy for...

Cycling

Michael Matthews out of Giro d'Italia, into Tour de France frame

Breaking through: Michael Matthews.

Rupert Guinness Australian sprinter Michael Matthews is in line for possible selection in the Tour de France.

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Cycling

Selectors worried about gruelling ask at worlds

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness On paper, Australia has at least five riders suited for selection in the men's elite individual time trial at the world road championships in Florence, Italy, next month.

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Cycling

Dennis eyes long road ahead after Alberta win

Australia's Rohan Dennis, center, climbs a hill with the rest of the pack during the fourth stage of the Tour of Alberta cycling race, in Black Diamond, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis may be a neo-professional with plenty still to learn, but his chances of being selected in the Australian team for the world road championships in Italy this month have been given a huge...

Cycling

Rich rewards: Porte visualises road to glory

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness AS Richie Porte cycled in the solitude of the high mountains early this week, he played over in his mind how his dream of winning the men's elite world road race championship might unfold.

Cycling

Three ruled out, but strong line-up for the elite men's road race

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Three key riders had to rule themselves unavailable for selection in the Australia team to race in the men's elite road race at this month's world championships.

Cycling

Porte eyes win, but team comes first

Leader of the pack: Richie Porte heads the peloton during the Tour de France, won by Sky teammate Chris Froome.

Rupert Guinness Victory for Australia in the world road race is his priority.

Cycling

Aussie duo face an uphill battle for medals

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Rupert Guinness On paper, Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis face a huge task to break in to the medals of the men's elite time trial race at the world road championships on Wednesday.

Cycling

Young riders told future depends on delivering the support for stars

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness While the ultimate goal of the Australian team in Sunday's men's elite road race at the world championships in Italy is to get one of its two leaders into a title-winning position, younger members of...

Cycling

Endless cycle of highs and lows

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness The curtain is about to fall on the international road cycling season, with only a handful of events left - including Sunday's Paris-Tours classic in France and next week's Tour of Beijing World Tour...

Cycling

Change of tack needed to convert Meyer's stage win into tour success

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness When Cameron Meyer won the opening time trial stage of the Tour de Suisse on Saturday, the timing of the six-time world track champion’s victory was significant, coming as it did at the tail-end of a...

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Cycling

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.

Cycling

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

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...

Tour de France

Dennis has big hand in Hesjedal's recovery

Ryder Hesjedal

Rupert Guinness Australian Rohan Dennis may be in his first Tour de France, but the 23-year-old showed in his first day of racing in the world's most prestigious bike race that he is not a rider who needs to be...

Tour de France

Dennis just wants trial and no error

Brett Daniel Lancaster of the Orica-GreenEDGE team has his picture taken by a fan ahead of stage three of the 2013 Tour.

Rupert Guinness, Ajaccio, Corsica Australian already senses difference of racing in Tour compared to other races,

Cycling

Time trials and tribulations in return of team test on Riviera

Peter Sagan

Rupert Guinness As Rohan Dennis spoke of Tuesday's team time trial in the Tour de France, he revealed the hard marker who exists within.

Cycling

Australian cyclist Dennis quits Tour

Rohan Dennis

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis pulls out of his first Tour de France before start of ninth stage.