Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
03 July 2014 09:49 PM
When Marcel Kittel took part in the Giro d’Italia in Northern Ireland this May, the Belfast Telegraph namechecked the Giant-Shimano rider as “one of the top 10 things to watch out for in the race”. The Telegraph reasoned the 26-year-old sprinter’s handsome blond looks were sure to cause heads to turn – but as it happened, Kittel did not need to rely on them to be the centre of attention.
Tour de France 2014: ‘You can lose this race at the start on those hard Yorkshire climbs,’ says Britain's first Tour winner
28 June 2014 11:43 PM
There are those who think that this year’s Tour has one of its toughest starts in nearly 40 years. And if one of the three British stages is to blame for that, you would have to single out stage two, the 201-kilometre trek from York to Sheffield on Sunday 8 July.
28 June 2014 11:40 PM
Five-time Tour champion says Briton ‘has it in his legs’ to see off Alberto Contador’s challenge and retain the crown
26 June 2014 12:00 AM
With the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand looming this Saturday, there is no shortage of First World War commemorative events in Sarajevo. However, reminders of a much more recent conflict remain visible.
21 June 2014 01:00 AM
For a tricky pub quiz question, try this: what do a street in the Armenian town of Gyumri, a street in the Nigerian capital of Abuja and a square in Madrid all have in common? The answer is they are three locations outside the UK named after the late Margaret Thatcher - in Madrid’s case, announced recently.
Tour de Suisse 2014: Sir Bradley Wiggins suffers another blow to Tour de France hopes after he is ruled out of Switzerland Tour with a knee injury
18 June 2014 12:43 PM
Wiggins is unlikely to feature in Team Sky's line-up to tackle the Tour de France
16 June 2014 12:26 AM
Chris Froome experienced a rough day on several fronts yesterday as the Kenyan-born Briton cracked badly in the final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, while Team Sky were forced to fend off allegations in the French press of favouritism by cycling’s governing body, the UCI, towards the defending Tour champion.
15 June 2014 12:00 AM
With less than three weeks to go to the Tour de France, defending champion Chris Froome suffered an unexpected setback yesterday when he lost the lead of the Critérium du Dauphiné race to arch-rival Alberto Contador of Spain.
09 June 2014 03:35 PM
Froome now leads his nearest rival by 12 seconds after winning the two opening stages
Criterium du Dauphine 2014: Chris Froome cements status as Sky’s top man with stunning time-trial victory
08 June 2014 07:28 PM
Froome looks certain to head into the Tour de France as Team Sky's lead rider
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
- 3 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 4 BBC’s new Game of Thrones slayer 'The Last Kingdom' relies on Saxon appeal, creators say
- 5 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1