Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
02 May 2015 09:40 PM
The state might have been very different had ‘La Belle’ not gone down in a storm in 1686
02 May 2015 07:16 PM
An impressively calculated performance netted Commonwealth Games champion Alex Dowsett one of cyclng’s most prestigious prizes
21 April 2015 12:00 AM
Installed on an outside wall of a barn on a lonely rural back road in northern France is what is surely one of the rarer kinds of vending machines – selling bags of fresh potatoes.
15 April 2015 05:53 PM
The 1956 invention proved so successful that 60 million were sold in a little over a decade - but claims they helped women's struggle for equality are shaky
15 April 2015 12:00 AM
The former seminary buildings at Derio, just outside Bilbao, are so large that it takes a good 10 minutes to walk around the perimeter. Yet, by the time the seminary closed down in 1974 – when a vocational crisis began to affect Spain’s Catholic Church – the complex was reportedly home to just two future priests.
12 April 2015 10:30 PM
Wiggins' young Sky team-mate Luke Rowe was the first Briton home with a notable eighth place.
10 April 2015 09:33 PM
Two of the race's most popular nicknames, the Hell of the North and the Queen of the Classics, sum up both its appeal and danger
05 April 2015 12:00 AM
A ceremony carried out behind closed doors in Spain since 1759 is now a TV event
30 March 2015 12:43 AM
The appalling weather caused numerous crashes and Thomas was half-blown off the road and flipped over his bike
Volta a Catalunya 2015: Chris Froome slips to 131st place after 'returning from illness' in the Pyrenees
26 March 2015 07:18 PM
British rider loses 28 minutes to Alberto Contador on tough mountain stage
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
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