CYCLIST Chris Froome has been turned off, left for 30 seconds and turned back on again.
The Tour de France rider froze and subsequently crashed mid-stage yesterday, with experts suggesting his processing core may have been overloaded.
Team leader Sir Dave Brailsford said: “It’s very difficult to find enough downtime to perform essential maintenance on these riders, and consequently they end up without all the latest updates and patches.
“When we looked at Froome properly his anti-virus was completely out of date, someone had installed banner adverts all over his clothing, and there were so many different Google Toolbars in his vision he was basically blind.
“We’ve defragmented him and he’s working fine now, much faster than before and without all those pop-ups.
“His competitiveness chips are still working as is his primary directive, which is of course to hunt and kill Bradley Wiggins.”