Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Tour Down Under: Cadel Evans, Simon Gerrans set for ding-dong fourth stage duel

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans will go into Saturday's crucial fifth stage of the Tour Down Under as race leader.

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Simon Gerrans just in front ahead of thrilling Tour Down Under finale

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness After five days, 730 kilometres and more than 18 hours of racing, the best ever edition of the Tour Down Under has now come down to a battle for one second that will be decided on Sunday's finale...

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Simon Gerrans creates history with third win in Tour Down Under

Gerrans

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.

Simon Gerrans happy to give his yellow Tour de France jersey to Daryl Impey

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness IT WAS the day after Simon Gerrans passed on the Tour de France yellow jersey he had worn for two stages to his teammate Daryl Impey when the magnitude of his most memorable of sporting gestures...

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Cyclist Simon Gerrans ready to let teammate Simon Clarke take the lead

Gerrans

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans knows the time is coming when he and Orica-GreenEDGE teammate Simon Clarke will undergo a role reversal.

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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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Simon Gerrans sets the pace to win stage one of Tour Down Under

Simon Gerrans receives a kiss on the podium after being presented with the leader's jersey after stage one of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans felt he was being "hunted" before the Tour Down Under began.

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Richie Porte's withdrawal was a seasoned decision

Lieutenant: Richie Porte (R) helps Sky teammate Chris Froome at the 2013 Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness The decision that Richie Porte will no longer race the Giro d'Italia as lead rider for the British Sky team is hugely disappointing for Australian cycling fans.

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Richie Porte and Cadel Evans to renew rivalry in Tirreno-Adriatico race

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness The British Sky team's move to withdraw Australian Richie Porte from Paris-Nice and enter him in Tirreno-Adriatico to replace injured Tour de France champion Chris Froome has raised the ire of French...

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Only way is up for Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under

Rupert Guinness TOUR de France race director Christian Prudhomme says the popularity of a bicycle race is judged by looking at the eyes of spectators.

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Cadel Evans thinks he has another Tour Down Under in him

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans may be in the twilight of his career, but after finishing second in the Tour Down Under the 36-year-old gave a strong indication that before he retires he will give Australians the chance...

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Organisers hint at 'surprise' for 2015 Tour Down Under route

Simon Gerrans.

Rupert Guinness Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur believes the event has the ideal balance between stages suited for sprinters and all-rounders, but hinted there could be a "surprise" in next year's route.

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Nathan Haas ready to repeat 2011 Herald Sun Tour triumph

Nathan Haas (R) from Australia rides at the Peoples Choice Classic held prior to the Tour Down Under cycling race in Adelaide on January 19, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / Mark Gunter 
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Rupert Guinness As Nathan Haas lines up for his first race since his impressive fifth place finish in last month's Tour Down Under, he has a warning for his rivals.

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Cadel Evans and Richie Porte on Italian job

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness An expected showdown between Cadel Evans and Richie Porte in the 2014 Giro d'Italia could turn into one of the most memorable head-to-head clashes for Australian cycling next year.

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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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Luke Durbridge fit and well for Drapac battle at Australian road cycling championships

Luke Durbridge.

Rupert Guinness Luke Durbridge says he and his Orica-GreenEDGE teammates are ready to take on the new-look Australian Drapac squad in a fresh rivalry that should start at the Australian road championships in...

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Cadel Evans and Richie Porte look at the year ahead

Porte and Evans.

Rupert Guinness Rupert Guinness speaks with Cadel Evans and Richie Porte before going head to head in the Giro d'Italia later this year.

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Giro d'Italia 2014: Cadel Evans, Richie Porte ready for testing rides before their Italian duel

Cadel

Rupert Guinness AUSTRALIA'S two best grand tour riders, 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, who is considered by many as Evans' heir apparent, will go head to head in the Giro d'Italia from...

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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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