I definitely think last year was better. I think this edition was a better version of Ponferrada, so the 3rd best in this decade.This was the best WC in many years, even if we had to wait until the final two laps for action. Alaphilippe won it à la Alaphilippe. The course suited him like a glove, but you still need to deliver on the day. He played it cool, didn't panic when Pogacar attacked, waited as planned and then was strong enough to execute. He accelerated on a big gear at the place where everyone knew it had to happen. Then he was strong enough to solo 12 km to the finish, making use of his descending skills.
He's a deserving world champion. Next week we'll see him wearing the rainbow jersey in the Ardennes.