The leader of the Tour de France, Britain’s Chris Froome has reportedly been the subject of a handy data hacking scandal as his team look to investigate a believed breach of their data. Team Sky principal, Sir David Brailsford has revealed to the BBC that his computer experts believe rival teams and other experts have hacked into their computer system in a bid to prove Kenyan born Froome is using performance enhancing drugs. Froome was the second Briton to win the Tour de France in 2013 after Sir Bradley Wiggins won the race the year before, but his dominant performances have been questioned by many who hope to prove he is using performance enhancing drugs.
Brailsford and Team Sky have operated under a zero tolerance policy for drug taking in a bid to help clean up the sport of cycling following the scandal of Lance Armstrong and his consistent drug use. Brailsford has always been secretive with the data used to improve the performances of his riders and fears a data breach could see the figures incorrectly used in a bid to prove Froome has cheated. An investigation was launched ahead of the first stage in the Pyrenees mountain range, which Froome and his fellow Team Sky riders dominated with victory at the mountain top finish.