Yes. Usually if he does Catalunya he doesn't like to race itzulia before ardennes because it prevents him from preparing properly. Usually he would do something like gp indurain between Catalunya and Fleche/amstel but probably illness this year meant better not to.He had problems with sickness and allergies in Catalunya. But even without that, he would have taken a break before Flèche. Itzulia was never part of his schedule, I think. Without any race between Catalunya and Flèche, it's hard to guess where he stands form-wise, but I think if he has overcome his health issues, he should be in good shape.
It's funny that his best ardennes performance in 2017 came after racing *(and winning) both Catalunya and itzulia, even though he said he doesn't like to do both.