Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
05 January 2015 06:20 PM
Wiggins widely expected to help develop young track riders
23 December 2014 06:50 PM
His village had won a slice of the €2.2bn (£1.7bn) El Gordo lottery
King of Spain’s sister Princess Cristina faces tax fraud trial over husband Inaki Urdangarin's business dealings
22 December 2014 12:00 PM
The high-profile case has damaged the image of Spain's wealthy monarchy amid harsh austerity measures in the country
19 December 2014 05:42 PM
Man ploughed his car into the headquarters of the Partido Popular
04 December 2014 06:29 PM
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
04 December 2014 12:00 AM
“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.
03 December 2014 06:38 PM
The tortilla de patatas contained 840kg of eggs, 1,600 potatoes, 30 onions, 150 litres of olive oil and weighed 1,500kg
25 November 2014 07:56 PM
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
21 November 2014 06:11 PM
Extraordinary life of 'La Pantoja' takes new turn as she begins two-year sentence. Alasdair Fotheringham reports from Madrid
Jose Luis Viejo: Cyclist the highlight of whose career was winning a stage of the Tour de France by a record-breaking margin
19 November 2014 12:00 AM
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.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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