Alasdair Fotheringham

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

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Postcard from... Madrid

Home alone: Team Sky’s Chris Froome approaches the finish to win stage five of the Tour of Oman yesterday. The tour concludes today in Muscat

Thieves steal the spotlight from Chris Froome

Briton wins his first race of the season but in France Sky have 16 bikes stolen in latest theft

Postcard from... Madrid

For some strange reason, wedging a car into an unnervingingly small underground carpark space has always seemed to be as integral to the average Spanish travel experience as drinking sangria or eating a tortilla de patatas omelette . But now the mystery has been solved.

Princess Cristina arrives at the closed hearing in Palma yesterday

Spanish royalty in the dock: Princess Cristina fraud case opens

Juan Carlos's daughter appears in court to answer tax and money laundering allegations as support for Spain's monarchy dives

Sir Bradley Wiggins and his Sky team-mates on a training ride in Majorca

Sir Dave Brailsford happy with his Sky Team riders' performance levels: 'Chris Froome is still flying – the only problem's been the baboons'

Sir Dave Brailsford believes that Sky's Chris Froome has avoided a potential dip in performance levels following his outstanding victory in the Tour de France last year and claims that only the odd incident with marauding baboons is hindering his off-season training.

Bradley Wiggins (right) chats to his Sky team-mate Edvald Boasson in Mallorca

Sir Bradley Wiggins buries hatchet with Chris Froome and aims to be Tour Gladiator

Sir Bradley Wiggins said here in Mallorca that any underlying tensions between himself and Sky team-mate Chris Froome were a thing of the past, that he is keenly anticipating racing alongside the 2013 Tour de France winner this year – and that watching Gladiator this winter has helped him realise what his role in the team should be.

Piñar addresses a rally in 2007 to mark the 32nd anniversary of Franco's death

Blas Piñar: Extremist who remained stubbornly loyal to the memory of Franco and strove to prevent the dilution of his legacy

Piñar was the model of a Spain we no longer know,’ wrote ‘ABC

Postcard from... Madrid

Postcard from... Madrid

Mark Cavendish will race for the Isle of Man in Glasgow later in the year

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Even after achieving so much in his career, 2014 holds rich promise for Mark Cavendish. Nothing could beat winning a Tour de France stage and the yellow jersey in his mum's home town

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