Alasdair Fotheringham

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

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Madrid’s new Mayor Manuela Carmena

Manuela Carmena: New anti-austerity Mayor marks end of Madrid's old guard

Ms Carmena says one of her first measures will be to try to halt evictions of families defaulting on mortgages  from their homes

Romain Bardet rides to stage five victory on the Criterium du Dauphine

Criterium du Dauphine 2015: Chris Froome directs Team Sky’s show of climbing power as Romain Bardet secures stage five victory

Chris Froome dropped Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde on the final climb

Peter Kennaugh makes Tour de France case with Criterium du Dauphin stage win

Team Sky rider timed his race just right

Sir Bradley Wiggins following a training session at Lee Valley velodrome

Sir Bradley Wiggins Hour record attempt: Beating rush hour will boost Wiggins

Wiggins take on the challenge on Sunday

Chris Froome won the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2013 ahead of his triumph in the Tour de France

Chris Froome hopes for another Daupine boost before Tour battle

The last phase of Froome's build-up towards the Tour is well underway

Chris Froome (left) beat Alberto Contador (right) in the one Tour de France where they went head to head

Alberto Contador's road to rare double full of obstacles

Giro champion faces tough task to be first rider to win the Tour de France in same year since 1998 – his legs will not be fresh and Britain’s Chris Froome is waiting, writes Alasdair Fotheringham

Gernika: New film pays homage to civilian suffering over town that was brutally bombed during Spanish Civil War

Alasdair Fotheringham talks to the director of Gernika (using the Basque spelling) about his film and the legacy of the brutal bombardment

Night job: Pacha nightclub DJ, Joan Ribas, is the new kingmaker on the island

Ibiza DJ’s election puts traditional politics in a spin

Resident DJ at one of island’s best-known nightspots heading to become town council kingmaker

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Ada Colau: Tough-talking poverty activist voted in as Barcelona's first female mayor

Win for evictions protester signals the triumph of  anti-austerity vote

Criquielion: he remained a hero to Belgians long after he had retired

Claudy Criquielion: Cyclist whose many wins were overshadowed by a race he famously lost and the ensuing legal fall-out

Criquielion became team manager for two leading Belgian squads, Lotto and Crelan-Euphony, before moving into local politics

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