He definitely has the skills. Just typical new era cyclist, doesn't listen because he's above all that.He knew. He just didn't have the mtb skillset to ride it.
Vdp rode it successfully for a few laps with a tweaked hip before pulling the pin.
He was also able to keep pace until Pidcock dropped the watts.
I think you'll see most of the women in medals contention clearing itI briefly saw video of Kate Courtney completely ignoring the ramp......