The Telegraph reports that Team Sky is consulting lawyers following what it believes to be the potential hacking of Chris Froome’s training data files in order to suggest he may be using performance-enhancing drugs.

The British team revealed the suspected theft on Monday as it prepared to face the inevitable doping questions which are sure to accompany any big performances from Froome in the Tour de France’s mountain stages in the Pyrénées and the Alps. “We think someone has hacked into our training data and got Chris’ [Froome] files, so we’ve got some legal guys on the case there,” Sky’s David Brailsford told The Telegraph.