Punch is a weird word anyway, as it either means acceleration or bad at short climbnig efforts. Mas has had some really good results in climbs as short as 2-3 minutes at the Vuelta.Mas today really won a pro one-day road race. He doesn‘t have much punch, so these races don‘t suit him very much.
He obviously still is in great shape. I however think Pogacar is favourite for Il Lombardia.
Mas now will at least try to win Lombardia. On the other hand, Unzue will want him (Mas) to help Valverde to crown his (Valverde’s) career, by winning Lombardia, which will be Valverde‘s last race ever.