He lost the spark/motivation/magic ... before he was everywhere and now is invisible ... for me doesn't matter if he doesn't win, but I would like to see "the show"Yep. I remember the excitement of that first Paris Nice when he appeared. Serious discussion about what sort of race he couldn't win, outside the high mountains. All 5 monuments were possible. Now it's hard to see what sort of stage he'd be a top favourite for.