Professional cycling outfit Team Sky fears critics of team member and current Tour de France leader Chris Froome may have hacked into its systems and stolen training data.
Froome’s detractors have previously used power data in alleging the cyclist was using performance-enhancing drugs. The 30-year-old, who has always insisted he competes clean and has never failed a drug test, has dismissed interpretations of power data by non-experts (who he describes as “clowns”).
Back in 2011, Team Sky went so far as to release Froome’s climbing data to French sports newspaperL’Equipe, whose expert concluded the cyclist’s performance were possible without doping, Cycling Weekly notes.
Nonetheless, the British cyclist, who won the 2013 Tour and leads this year’s competition by 12 seconds as the race goes into the Pyrenees, continues to be pursued by critics.
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