Alasdair Fotheringham

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

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Sir Bradley Wiggins was victorious in the final day's time-trial of last week's Tour of Britain

Road World Championships: Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky go for gold

Team Sky, spearheaded by Olympic gold medallists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas, are targeting gold in today’s men’s team time trial which kicks off the Road World Championships here.

Bradley Wiggins

Dave Brailsford: Team GB won't suffer another attitude failure at Road World Championships

Bradley Wiggins and Lizzie Armitstead are among the leading hopes

Pro-independence demonstrators shout slogans outside the Catalan Parliament

Catalans press on with independence hopes, despite Scotland's No vote

Region hopes to force referendum on leaving Spain

Postcard from... Madrid

Margaret Thatcher’s legacy extended to unexpected locations yesterday, when a square in Madrid was officially named after the former PM.

David Millar competes in the men’s time trial at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Farewell David Millar, the last of the pioneers

The talented rider has had a mixed career with his drugs ban and rehabilitation as an anti-doping campaigner, yet, he tells Alasdair Fotheringham, his time has seen a transformation in British cycling

Winner Alberto Contador (centre), Chris Froome (right) and Alejandro Valverde on the podium in Santiago de Compostela on Sunday night

Vuelta a Espana: 'I gave it everything,' says Chris Froome after being edged out by Alberto Contador in Spain

A crash may have wrecked his Tour de France this year, but Chris Froome bounced back for a morale-boosting fourth Grand Tour podium of his career on Sunday, finishing second overall in the Vuelta a Espana to Alberto Contador.

Chris Froome (right) is pipped for the stage win by Italy’s Fabio Aru at the top of Monte Castrove yesterday

Tour of Spain: Froome moves up to second and closes gap on Contador

A searing attack by Sky’s Chris Froome on yesterday’s stage of the Tour of Spain moved the Briton into second place overall and allowed him to close the gap on race leader Alberto Contador of Tinkoff-Saxo.

Froome finally gained seven seconds on Contador

Vuelta a España 2014: Chris Froome on the charge

Britain's Chris Froome clawed his way back into contention in the Vuelta a España yesterday after he dropped overall leader Alberto Contador on one of the race's toughest climbs, the Camperona.

Sir Bradley Wiggins will attempt to defend his Tour of Britain crown

Tour of Britain 2014: Sir Bradley Wiggins bids to defend title as Mark Cavendish returns to British roads against rival Marcel Kittel

Cavendish crashed out of the Tour de France the last time he competed on British soil

Chris Froome crosses the finish line

Vuelta a España 2014: Chris Froome vows to hit back after time-trial setback

The Team Sky rider lost 53 seconds to race leader and home favourite Alberto Contador

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