tobydawq said:Glorified??? What bigger wins?wheresmybrakes said:He may well be out there enjoying his worlds success, but at least he could try and justify the wearing of the jersey. I can understand G enjoying himself to the point of looking like Mr Blobby but he did win the biggest GT, which in my eyes takes a lot more to win than a glorified one day race. I believe he's won bigger races in his career than the worlds, so either his illness was more serious than we think, he is in a big decline or he really can't be bothered since he won the jersey, which if so, is disrespecting the jersey. Hope he gets better soon though.
Also the Worlds is the one race he's wanted since he was a very young child. It's the one race he always talked a bout winning and the one race he wanted more than any other race on the calendar.
He also is extending his spring campaign by a month to race the Giro and last year right after Liege he said his body needed a break due to having basically been at a peak since February through April. To race the Giro he could not do that. This is very unlikely showing any real decline.