50/01 has just posted this video of Josh Bryceland discussing his 2017 plans. Looks like no World Cups for the Rat this year. Skip to around 16:50 for the key info.
Josh said (for our non-British readers): “[I’m] just stepping away from World Cups is all. I’m more motivated than ever to just ride and progress. I just felt a change this year and I’m not that down racing World Cups anymore. I tired my best all year to get into it. Because I’m a chilled riding style guy it doesn’t help people thinking I wasn’t putting effort in but no doubt going at it. Finishing in Val di Sole with a 15th I was so buzzing going down that track. Just decided to move away from the World Cup.”