Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
10 April 2015 09:33 PM
Two of the race's most popular nicknames, the Hell of the North and the Queen of the Classics, sum up both its appeal and danger
05 April 2015 12:00 AM
A ceremony carried out behind closed doors in Spain since 1759 is now a TV event
30 March 2015 12:43 AM
The appalling weather caused numerous crashes and Thomas was half-blown off the road and flipped over his bike
Volta a Catalunya 2015: Chris Froome slips to 131st place after 'returning from illness' in the Pyrenees
26 March 2015 07:18 PM
British rider loses 28 minutes to Alberto Contador on tough mountain stage
26 March 2015 12:00 AM
Even without signboards, the sizable sculpture of a pair of heavy black glasses outside Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Centre would have made it clear what it is all about.
24 March 2015 12:00 AM
“Honey don’t you be yelling at me while I’m cleaning my gun,” sings James McMurtry as he opens his regular Wednesday night set at the Continental Club – the grand-daddy of venues in Austin, Texas – with the first lines of a song off his new album.
22 March 2015 10:22 PM
Podemos was poised for a possible role as kingmaker in the first of four significant electoral tests in Spain this year
18 March 2015 12:00 AM
If seeing some two dozen existentialist questions, ranging from “Is one idea big enough?” to “Can complexity be simple?” written ornately in yard-high letters across an outside wall seems wacky enough, in the remote west Texas town of Marfa, lots more surprises lie in store.
23 February 2015 03:15 AM
Froome’s victory was his third straight triumph in his first event of the season
22 February 2015 11:25 PM
To make matters even worse, French customs later discovered the fake Swiss Francs in their suitcase, and informed the Spanish authorities
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train