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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham is a British foreign affairs and sports journalist, specializing in cycle racing. Based in Spain, Fotheringham works as a freelance journalist and has written articles for The Independent, The Independent On Sunday, The Guardian, The Daily Express, The Sunday Express, Cycling Weekly and Reuters.[1] He has been The Independent's cycling correspondent since 2001, and having covered the Tour de France 17 times, Fotheringham covered the Olympic Games for the first time in 2008.[1] He is the brother of fellow cycling journalist William Fotheringham.[2]


  • The Eagle of Toledo: The Life and Times of Federico Bahamontes. Aurum Press. 2012. ISBN 978-1-8451-3700-7.[3]
  • Reckless: The Life and Times of Luis Ocaña. Bloomsbury Sport. 2014. ISBN 978-1-4088-4602-5.[4]
  • The End of the Road: The Festina Affair and the Tour that Almost Wrecked Cycling. Bloomsbury Sport. 2015. ISBN 978-1-4729-1302-9.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Extra Time: Alasdair Fotheringham". London: The Independent. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  2. ^ Cleverly, Ian (4 July 2012). "On the Shelf". Rouleur. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Eagle of Toledo Review". Podium Café.
  4. ^ "Reckless Review". Podium Café.
  5. ^ "The End of the Road Review". Podium Café.