Alasdair Fotheringham

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

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Chris Froome on his way to victory during yesterday’s time trial

Criterium du Dauphine 2014: Chris Froome on top again but Porte raises Tour concerns

Froome now leads his nearest rival by 12 seconds after winning the two opening stages

Chris Froome on his way to victory during yesterday’s time trial

Criterium du Dauphine 2014: Chris Froome cements status as Sky’s top man with stunning time-trial victory

Froome looks certain to head into the Tour de France as Team Sky's lead rider

Wiggins on his winning ride in 2011

Tour de France 2014: Sky accused of 'low' act by leaving Sir Bradley Wiggins out of team

Former British cycling great Robert Millar has criticised the likely non-selection of Sir Bradley Wiggins for Team Sky's line-up in the Tour de France this year, calling it "the ultimate snub for the [Tour de France's] Grand Depart in Yorkshire."

Sir Bradley Wiggins (left) said he would ride for Chris Froome (right) in this year’s Tour de France, but Team Sky decided otherwise

Alasdair Fotheringham: Sky have taken risk by discarding Tour de France expert Sir Bradley Wiggins

History is split on the wisdom of a team dropping one of their two top riders
Spanish Crown Prince Felipe salutes at the national flag during a military ceremony of the San Hermenegildo Order

King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates: Spanish government clears way for Prince Felipe to be crowned before the end of the month

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Spaniard who challenged Eddy Merckx died 20 years ago this week. He was one of the most unfortunate athletes in history
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Giro d'Italia 2014: Ben Swift's bold break runs out of steam but makes some points

Sky rider was 'race leader on the road' before dropping 12 minutes back on the day's final climb
Ben Swift was beaten on the line by Marcel Kittel in the third stage of the Giro d’Italia in Dublin
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