The account that we think belonged to Chris Froome no longer exists on Strava, which is a shame

Just hours after Chris Froome was outed as a possible secret Strava user, the account thought to belong to the Team Sky man was deleted, leaving us in the dark yet again about his ride stats.

The account was set up under the name Luke Skywalker and suspicion arose by the fact that he did a few rides with teammate Ian Boswell in South Africa.

Froome Skywalker set a few KOMs in South Africa, all of which will now be handed to Boswell – we assume some kind of passing-over ceremony will occur when the pair next meet up.

Boswell recently said that Froome pushed him to the limit in their two-man training camp in the Southern Hemisphere, while the two-time Tour de France winner said he was impressed by the American’s progress.

Unfortunately we’ll still be left wondering just how fast Froome is travelling on average on his training rides; how many calories he has burned will be a mystery and we’ll just have to guess what cadence he rides at.

We can console ourselves, though, by looking at the impressive physiological stats that he released before Christmas instead.