Alasdair Fotheringham

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

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Sir Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain stands on the podium after winning the Elite Men's Individual Time Trial on day four of the UCI Road World Championships

Sir Bradley Wiggins to exit Team Sky to lead development side

Wiggins widely expected to help develop young track riders

The car crashed into the headquarters of the Spanish People's Party

Has the failed Spanish car bomber won the lottery?

His village had won a slice of the €2.2bn (£1.7bn) El Gordo lottery

Spain's Princess Cristina walks toward her office in Barcelona, Spain

King of Spain’s sister Princess Cristina faces tax fraud trial over husband Inaki Urdangarin's business dealings

The high-profile case has damaged the image of Spain's wealthy monarchy amid harsh austerity measures in the country

The car crashed into the headquarters of the Spanish People's Party

Failed Spanish mushroom inspector in failed bid to blow up ruling party HQ

Man ploughed his car into the headquarters of the Partido Popular

Alberto Contador is aiming to be the first rider to win both the Tour and the Giro in the same year since 199

Alberto Contador interview: 'Chris Froome is the man to beat in 2015'

The two-time Tour winner was delighted this week when the British rider decided  next year’s race is a top priority. He tells Alasdair Fotheringham in Gran Canaria a third triumph will be sweeter if he sees off his most dangerous rival

Postcard from... Gran Canaria

“Europe’s largest cactus park,” the sign for Cactualdea boldly announces, despite the fact that mainland Europe is 900 miles away from this particular theme park, set in the bleakly beautiful volcanic moonscapes of Gran Canaria.

The omelette contained 840kg of eggs and weighed 1.5 tonnes

Huge fry-up turns sour after Spanish city's record omelette bid falls flat

The tortilla de patatas contained 840kg of eggs, 1,600 potatoes, 30 onions, 150 litres of olive oil and weighed 1,500kg

‘Little Nicolas’ with the mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella

Spain’s young Walter Mitty may face prosecution after ‘gatecrashing king’s party’

Francisco Nicolas Gomez Iglesias was briefly arrested in October and subsequently accused of impersonating public officials, including passing himself off as a secret service agent

Isabel Pantoja on stage in 2013

Spain's queen of popular music sent to jail for money laundering

Extraordinary life of 'La Pantoja' takes new turn as she begins two-year sentence. Alasdair Fotheringham reports from Madrid

Viejo: no one has been able to emulate his performance in 1976

Jose Luis Viejo: Cyclist the highlight of whose career was winning a stage of the Tour de France by a record-breaking margin

When asked about his career as a professional cyclist, Spain's Jose Luis Viejo would sometimes seem bitter that he had not achieved more. But despite sacrificing too many personal opportunities to shine, he said, for his team-mates' benefit, one remarkable triumph, however, remains as his sporting testament.

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