I've always been huge on XC, and think it helps the trackster & roadster more than most think.
I hope Ritz uses his newfound world ability, to beat the best at XC World's. Maybe a senior level repeat of his 3rd place junior race?? Don't forget: His XC ability has usually been better than his track ability and I want to see how he does in his (maybe still) best sport. Maybe we have a WC?? Not much crazier than 12:56 for a "no speed" marathoner.