Alasdair Fotheringham

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

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Geraint Thomas has crashed in the last three stages but claims that is fairly normal

Team Sky look to Tour de France 2015 as Geraint Thomas signs new two-year deal

The British rider impressed at this year's Tour de France and has been rewarded with a new contract until the end of 2016

Tony Gallopin gave France reason to cheer on stage 11

Tour de France 2014 best moments: Yorkshire, free baskets and the race’s new pain in the backside

Gallopin takes centre stage for resurrecting French pride

Marianne Vos of the Netherlands celebrates winning La Course

La Course 2014: Marianne Vos surges to Paris victory that pushes women on

Inaugural race on the Champs Élysées sees Dutchwoman come out on top

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, is congratulated by teammates as he crosses the finish line of the final stage of the Tour de France

Tour de France 2014: Vincenzo Nibali confirmed as champion as he puts Italy back on the map with triumph

Astana rider restores one of the sport's traditional powerhouses to top spot by becoming first Italian winner since Marco Pantani in 1998

Nibali on the podium in the overall leader’s yellow jersey

Tour de France 2014: Consistent Vincenzo Nibali sees off rivals with time to spare

'The Shark' finishes with a winning margin of nearly eight minutes after swallowing mountain stages aplenty
Marianne Vos

Cycling: How new women’s race can make equal treatment par for La Course

Multiple Olympic and world champion Marianne Vos on how women's cycling can rival the men's sport

Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 208.5 km nineteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France

Tour de France 2014: Vincenzo Nibali’s chasers on trial for place on the podium

Italian almost there as Navardauskas pulls off Lithuania’s first stage win

Tour de France: Vincenzo Nibali hungry for wins as French trio eye podium

The Italian enhances his lead to a near-unassailable 7mins 10secs with just three stages to go

Michael Rogers takes a bow as he claims victory on stage 16 of the Tour

Tour de France 2014: Blistering climb by Thibaut Pinot gives the leaders a scare

Australian Mick Rogers wins the longest stage, while Vincenzo Nibali remains in yellow as race enters the Pyrenees

Team Sky’s Sir Dave Brailsford said his remaining riders are ‘doing really well. I can’t fault them’

Dave Brailsford: The acid test is how Sky come back from bad luck

Mark Cavendish, back at the Tour for a day, says he is  still uncertain when he will return to racing

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