Anyone knows what's up with him? He hasn't raced since the Tour of Flanders.
I thought he was scheduled for the Baloise Belgium Tour but he didn't start after all. PCS also has no known upcoming participations planned.
To be fair, it was the biggest gravel race in the world and he was seen as a favorite. But something seems off with him right now. This has been hashed out before but he seems to be an example of someone physically ready for the big time but not yet mentally prepared.He crashed in the gravel race he did in the US.
Depends how deep he goes. Olympics this year showed the value of coming from a Grand Tour as prep for a hard one day race and traditionally many Worlds winners did the Vuelta beforehand.He could have a good shot at the worlds, Vuelta seems like a waste of energy even if he has a good chance at winning a stage with this form.