Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.

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Michael Rogers takes a bow as he claims victory on stage 16 of the Tour

Tour de France 2014: Blistering climb by Thibaut Pinot gives the leaders a scare

Australian Mick Rogers wins the longest stage, while Vincenzo Nibali remains in yellow as race enters the Pyrenees

Team Sky’s Sir Dave Brailsford said his remaining riders are ‘doing really well. I can’t fault them’

Dave Brailsford: The acid test is how Sky come back from bad luck

Mark Cavendish, back at the Tour for a day, says he is  still uncertain when he will return to racing

Jack Bauer reacts after losing in the final metres of the stage

Tour de France 2014: Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger’s day-long break ends in despair on the line

It is a cliché that sport can be cruel, but just 30 metres – or seven pedal strokes – was all that separated New Zealander Jack Bauer and Swiss national champion Martin Elmiger from success after a heroic 220km breakaway in Saturday’s stage of the Tour de France.

Vincenzo Nibali celebrates stage 13 victory of the Tour de France

Tour de France 2014: Vincenzo Nibali stamps his authority on the yellow jersey as he powers away from Richie Porte to stretch lead with stage 13 victory

Nibali faced his most testing climb so far but flourished as he pulled away from the rest of the field to win his third stage of this year's Tour

France's Tony Gallopin celebrates as he crosses the finish line
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Tour de France 2014: Sky’s Geraint Thomas dismisses talk of treacherous Tour

Rider claims crashes are just more high-profile and backs ‘aggressive’ Porte to keep challenging race leader Nibali

Alberto Contador suffers a crash on stage 10 of the 2014 Tour de France
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Germany’s Tony Martin, claimed yesterday’s stage

Tour de France 2014: Tony Gallopin delivers French fireworks as Tony Martin goes solo

Nibali relinquishes yellow jersey to save energy for today’s mountain stage

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Tour de France 2014: Frenchman Blel Kadri wins stage eight after impressive breakaway - but Alberto Contador steals the show

Spaniard jumps 10 places to sixth behind Vincenzo Nibali as Sky’s Porte climbs to third

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