It isn't the first time that the Schleck(s), Andy and or Frank, deliberately skip the Worlds in order to preserve other goals. And it isn't a news that their relationship with the Luxembourgish Federation after a very good start deteriorated.
Luxembourg is a small country but has got a few strong riders so could usually bring a good squad to the Worlds and aims to good results so it's disappointing to see that only Ben Gastauer is going to race in Ponferrada.
Bob Jungels got injuried in Spain and has been forced to renounce. Fränk Schleck has said to "Le Quotidien" that he prefers to focus on Il Lombardia (10/5).
Jempy Drucker, who had a splendid season and signed a good contract with BMC, had been not named in the national team. Called to take the place of Frank Schleck, he refused: "The FSCL didn't trust on me since the beginning. In this case I explained that in the past I had no chance in races like that. The national coach Baldinger told me that the route is as difficult as in the last Worlds in Florence but I found out that this is not true."