Says it all that a result like that is needed to inflate his success (and a 2nd place in T-A, really? well that really made his season). I don't think I could tell you who was second at the WCTT at half the editions I've seen. Nor is it clear to me that it represents a (clearly) better season than Valverde's 2014. If the latter can be disappointing, surely the former can as well.won silver at the WCTT.