Alasdair Fotheringham

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

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Chris Froome won the Tour de France in 2013

Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome may skip Le Tour to race in Giro d'Italia

Froome won the Tour de France in 2013

Pro-independence Catalans at a rally on Sant Jaume square in Barcelona last month

Catalonia independence: ‘There will be ballots’, says Catalan leader despite Madrid court ruling to suspend referendum

Artur Mas now plans a 'consultation', but conceded that the 9 November poll had now become a 'preliminary vote before the definitive one'

Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato answers questions from the media

Ebola outbreak: Spanish doctors at Teresa Romero Ramos hospital only had '10 minutes training'

Government insists protocols are robust

Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola in Europe

Ebola outbreak: Mini-riot as Spanish authorities seize pet dog of the nurse who contracted virus

Animal rights activists protest capture of Excalibur

Health workers protest outside La Paz Hospital calling for Spain's Health Minister Ana Mato to resign

Ebola outbreak: Spanish seek to allay fears over sick nurse as critics call on minister to quit

EU seeks ‘clarification’ on how health worker contracted the virus

The appearance of Miguel Arias Canete at a Brussels hearing last Wednesday caused 100,000 people to sign a petition to prevent his appointment
Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski crosses the line to win the men’s road race

World Championships: Michal Kwiatkowski’s solo attack captures title as Ben Swift shines

While Swift’s GB team-mate Chris Froome retired early on, Isle of Man rider Pete Kennaugh played a key role in shredding the peloton

Pro-independence Catalans at a rally on Sant Jaume square in Barcelona on Saturday after the President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, signed the provision to hold a referendum on 9 November

Catalonia independence: Spanish government to lodge appeal against 'illegal' referendum set to take place on 9 November

Madrid is launching a legal appeal today to thwart the latest attempt by Spain’s richest region to hold a referendum on independence. Alasdair Fotheringham reports from Madrid on the growing conflict with Catalonia

Lizzie Armistead

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Armistead hoping to follow in Sir Bradley's tyre marks

Sir Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain stands on the podium after winning the Elite Men's Individual Time Trial on day four of the UCI Road World Championships

Road World Championships 2014: Sir Bradley Wiggins wins time-trial gold for Great Britain

Emphatic victory 'completes the set' as World time-trial title follows Olympic and national honours

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