• Brailsford says rider’s data is being targeted for signs he could be using drugs
• Team principal confirms Sky have called in lawyers to investigate
Sir Dave Brailsford believes Team Sky’s computers have been hacked by critics who are sifting through Chris Froome’s performance data for signs he could be using performance-enhancing drugs.
Brailsford is so concerned that he has consulted lawyers over the breach. Froome was repeatedly questioned during the 2013 Tour, which he won, about his performances and attitude to doping.