Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
05 July 2014 04:53 PM
Britain’s top sprinter suffers a painful shoulder injury and will learn on Sunday if his race is over
03 July 2014 10:25 PM
No Tour winner since 2006 has defended their title
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 12:00 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.
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- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
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