The increased number of folk on bikes is a detriment as far as I can see ... Too many clueless nitwits pedalling round causing problems for themselves and other road (or pavement) users.
All depends on whether another rider like Contador emerges and does or doesn't want to sign for sky.. simples
Define best in the world? Is it just winning more TdF's?? Or as I'd like to see, winning the Giro, Vuelta, plus all the Monuments/ Classics??