Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
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
26 March 2015 12:00 AM
Even without signboards, the sizable sculpture of a pair of heavy black glasses outside Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Centre would have made it clear what it is all about.
24 March 2015 12:00 AM
“Honey don’t you be yelling at me while I’m cleaning my gun,” sings James McMurtry as he opens his regular Wednesday night set at the Continental Club – the grand-daddy of venues in Austin, Texas – with the first lines of a song off his new album.
22 March 2015 10:22 PM
Podemos was poised for a possible role as kingmaker in the first of four significant electoral tests in Spain this year
18 March 2015 12:00 AM
If seeing some two dozen existentialist questions, ranging from “Is one idea big enough?” to “Can complexity be simple?” written ornately in yard-high letters across an outside wall seems wacky enough, in the remote west Texas town of Marfa, lots more surprises lie in store.
23 February 2015 03:15 AM
Froome’s victory was his third straight triumph in his first event of the season
22 February 2015 11:25 PM
To make matters even worse, French customs later discovered the fake Swiss Francs in their suitcase, and informed the Spanish authorities
19 February 2015 12:00 AM
Ever since I moved to Spain in the 1990s one of its most distinctive, and irritating, street noises has remained unchanged: the once- or twice-weekly racket caused by the “gas lorry” on its rounds, delivering hefty bright orange metal cylinders of butane gas. Partly thanks to the recession, the noise is unlikely to stop soon.
09 February 2015 06:09 PM
The two-minute song names creating vegetable allotments for the elderly and congratulating them on their birthdays as just two of the highlights of Angel Nozal’s tenure
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
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: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach