Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Olympic role for doper Stuart O'Grady with strings attached

Rupert Guinness The Australian Olympic Committee athletes' commission would consider a role for confessed doper Stuart O'Grady.

Cycling

Cadel Evans can still be a contender at the Giro, says Frank Schleck

Cadel Evan.

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans may have age against him, but the 36-year-old Victorian still has what it takes to be a contender for this year's Giro d'Italia, says former Tour de France rival Frank Schleck.

Cycling

Lance Armstrong won't get a special invitation to doping inquiry: UCI boss

Lance Armstrong

Rupert Guinness If Lance Armstrong is waiting on a call from world cycling boss Brian Cookson to open dialogue about his doping past, he needn't hold his breath.

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Cycling

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.

Cycling

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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Cycling

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...

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

Australian team stuns Tour rivals to secure yellow jersey for Gerrans

Simon Gerrans of Australia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after the fourth stage of the Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Another celebratory chapter in Australian cycling was written overnight when Victorian Simon Gerrans snatched the yellow jersey in the 100th Tour de France thanks to a surprise victory for his...

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Tour de France

Tour has an edge over Cup: Ryan

Orica chief executive and managing director Ian Smith with Orica-GreenEDGE founder and owner, Gerry Ryan, on May 1, 2012, the day the team was launched

Rupert Guinness For Orica-GreenEDGE team owner, team's success one of his all-time highs.

Cycling

Exhausted Evans concedes it is all over

Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness LE GRAND BORNAND: Cadel Evans conceded on Friday that he has no hope of success in this year's Tour de France, other than to finish the race on Sunday after finishing more than half an hour down on...

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Cycling

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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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...

It would be magical to carry the flag: O'Grady

Rupert Guinness Stuart O'Grady would readily accept the "honour" of carrying the Australian flag in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London on Friday even though he would have to compete in the gruelling...

Cycling

Schleck front and centre on road to recovery

Andy Schleck

Rupert Guinness The sight of Andy Schleck riding at the front of the peloton in stage two of the Tour Down Under this week after a long spell through injury last year impressed no one more than his Australian former...

Cycling

Classics case of try again for Orica

Simon Gerrans

Rupert Guinness THE Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team have raised the bar of expectation for their European spring classics campaign this year, despite the disappointment of failing to win back-to-back titles in the...

Cycling

Durbridge in Hell ride

Luke Durbridge.

Rupert Guinness Rising Australian star will graduate to a new level of racing on Sunday.

Cycling

Haussler eyes hell of a ride

On track: Heinrich Haussler is in his best form since winning a stage of the Tour de France in 2009.

Rupert Guinness Bonus could await Australian should he get right result in Paris-Roubaix classic.

Haussler pushes Tour claims

Haussler

Rupert Guinness It won't be the main source of motivation for Heinrich Haussler, but a bonus could await the Australian should he match his obvious good form with the right result in the Paris-Roubaix classic on...

There's more than a yellow jersey to chase

Self-appointed ''Devil of the Tour de France'' Didi Senft.

Rupert Guinness Five riders will have a major say in what happens on the Tour this year.