Rupert Guinness


Rupert Guinness is a senior sports writer previously with Fairfax and News Ltd, and the bestselling author of 14 books including The Flying Grocer (Penguin) The Tour - Behind the Scenes of Cadel Evans' Tour de France (Hardie Grant), George Smith: the biography (Allen & Unwin) and Aussie, Aussie, Oui, Oui, Oui: Australian Cyclists In 100 Years of The Tour de France (Random House Australia).

Guinness was awarded a Walkley Award commendation in 2001 for his inside story for The Australian on the 1999/2000 Sydney to Hobart yacht race where he crewed on board the line honours-winning maxi yacht Nicorette. A former triathlete, club cyclist and elite lightweight rower, Guinness still rides and runs in marathons.

Rupert has covered the Rugby World Cup in 2003 and 2007, the Olympic Games in 1992, 2000, 2008 and 2012, and the Tour de France 29 times since 1987 (as well as every other major bike race many times). Rupert has also sailed in two Sydney to Hobart yacht races.

Rupert currently writes for a variety of prominent sports publications and websites both in Australia and internationally. He is married and based in Sydney, but also lived in Europe for nine years (Belgium and France from 1987 to 1996) and is a fluent French speaker.

Rupert’s book about the historic Overlanders and his adventure in the 2017 inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race that tragically ended with the death of fellow cyclist Mike Hall published by Simon & Schuster (2018).

Please direct all enquiries for Rupert Guinness via Jeanne Ryckmans: