Alasdair Fotheringham

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

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Sir Bradley Wiggins, left, alongside Sir Dave Brailsford

Sir David Brailsford faces Fergie’s choice, says Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins has said he understands Sky team principal Sir Dave Brailsford’s wish to review his situation as head of British Cycling and Team Sky.

Postcard from... Madrid

Postcard from... Monachil

Women carry placards saying ‘I decide’ during the protests

Spaniards take to the streets in protest over new abortion laws

Thousands of protesters marched through central Madrid and other major cities in Spain yesterday in the latest wave of demonstrations against controversial proposed reforms of the country's abortion laws.

Bradley Wiggins (pictured) says he wants to take some of the pressure off Chris Froome in this year’s Tour de France

Sir Bradley Wiggins exclusive interview: Now happy to toe the Team Sky party line

The British rider discusses at length for the first time how he is excited to be Chris Froome's wing man for the 2014 Tour de France – in stark contrast to the situation last year

Laura Trott is a key member of the GB Wiggle Honda squad which gets financial backing from Wiggins

'A women's team would be logical next step for Team Sky,' says Sir Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins has high hopes that Team Sky will be in a position to run a women's team in the near future, but has warned of the perils of an outfit which would have far greater financial backing than many other women's squads.

Postcard from... Linares

Ireland’s Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, with Stephen Roche, who has been inducted into the Giro d’Italia Hall of Fame

Stephen Roche: Ireland is ready for Giro d'Italia's grand start

The cycling legend on how Belfast has geared up for May's big event

Ed Clancy is now the most senior figure in the team that competes in Cali this week

Cycling World Championships: Ed Clancy in the lead for key staging post to Rio Olympics

Team pursuiter takes on Sir Chris Hoy role for Great Britain at this week's tournament

Postcard from... Madrid

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