Alasdair Fotheringham

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

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Alberto Contador said he is worried about fatigue and his ability to recover during the Tour de France

Tour de France 2015: Alberto Contador's Giro d'Italia efforts have raised 'more doubts' about his condition as start looms

Tinkoff-Saxo rider uncertain what physical toll 'doing the double' may take

Pete Kennaugh, right, proves too strong for Mark Cavendish when taking the national road-race title in Lincoln

National Cycling Championships: Pete Kennaugh wins duel with Mark Cavendish as Lizzie Armitstead bounces back

In the men's race, Cavendish looked to be the strongest rider

Tour de France 2015: Blistering start has Mark Cavendish back up to speed

Fast and furious Cavendish has notched up 13 wins so far this year

Chris Froome battles with Vincenzo Nibali (second left) in this month’s Critérium du Dauphiné

Tour de France 2015: What can we expect from Chris Froome and this year's race?

There is nothing to choose between the Briton and fellow favourites Nibali, Contador and Quintana in what promises to be the most punishing and open race for years

Nairo Quintana of Colombia and the Movistar Team in action during stage seventeen of the 2013 Tour de France,

Tour de France 2015: Nairo Quintana shows the quiet confidence of a climber

Young Colombian who stunned world's best in 2012 is now ready to line up alongside Froome, Nibali and Co as a genuine Tour favourite. He gives Alasdair Fotheringham an honest assessment of his prospects

The steep, cobbled streets of Michaelgate

National Road-Racing Championships 2015: Nationals mark rising profile with cobbled climbs

The National Road-Racing Championships, which start today in Lincoln, have rarely been so coveted

Chris Froome believes each of the Tour’s first nine stages ‘is like a Classic race in its own right’

Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome reveals 'I missed a drugs test'

British rider says he will benefit from not being defending champion but will miss banned motorhome

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Thomas suffered narrowest of defeats

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Tour de France 2015: Alberto Contador can make pressure tell on Chris Froome

Sean Yates knows both riders well and says that Spaniard has the edge in upcoming Tour

Chris Froome climbs the last hill of yesterday’s final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné ahead of the yellow jersey of Tejay van Garderen

Criterium du Dauphine 2015: Chris Froome delivers a late KO in the mountains

Dauphiné triumph is a good omen for the coming Tour de France

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