No, i'm completely serious. Ganna's road season had already started before his WCC on the track, but even if you don't care about that, then he was still much more dominant over a longer period. Mathieu had 2 great wins, in two weeks time, and other than that his road season was mostly underwhelming. Not enough to be considered rider of the year, in my book.And van der Poel didn't obliterate the cross scene in January (if we're gonna bring other disciplines into this)?
I'll admit I hadn't thought of Ganna but no way is van der Poel's spot undeserved, are you kidding me?