Withdrawals have had some impact on the teams: 14 of the 31 riders that are out were selected, but that includes 6 of the most popular 11 picks.
Peraud (33 teams)
Van Poppel (3)
The impact is not always dire, however. Ruffoni, Berlato, Van Poppel and Agnoi were 50 points of each, and not necessarily included with any expectation of much return beyond the 15 points for finishing, and with an average spend of 388 points/rider, Peraud. Pelucchi and Niemiec were less than half a rider each in price, Fraile a bit more expensive. Not all of the DNFs have been a total let down either: Kittel had gained a respectable 168 guaranteed points for his teams which are not lost, and Ruffoni's points/investment return of 92% will not be beaten by very many riders. Ewan (62 points) and Viviani (41) at least made some contributions to their teams, but will be seen as expensive flops, as will Hesjedal and Geniez. But it is Landa's 28 teams that will suffer most: the 3 point return on a spend of 1102 points is no compensation at all.
Within the same category, sorted by game standing (Projected points)
9 riders remaining: Murali (14th)
8 riders: Comodoro (9th), Caruut
7 riders: GPBlanco (2nd), BicycleBoy, 18Valve, Kabete, NairoQ, TomJelte, Vladimir, Barmaher, Mellow_Velo, Jancouver, Trudgin
6 riders: LightBing (1st), BluesInTheBottle, AmisVelo, Postmanhat, Rote_Laterne, Yellow_Knight, Capt_Cavman, Not_My_Circus, Scrool07, Torcia86, Hakkie2, Kazistuta, JustSomeGuy, Bbass, Shalgo, JosephD
5 riders: Del1962 (4th), DJW, Minessa, Crevaison, GeraintTooFast, Armchair_Cyclist, Tigerion, Carlo_Algatrensig, ArchieBoy, Hugo87, Joelsim, Fauniera, Murrjt, Josedin
4 riders: SemirS (8th), LosBrolin, Search, Laarsland, PremierAndrew, Leadbelly, GodChild and Collective Wisdom.
18Valve, Kabete, DJW and SemirS hold onto places 5-8 despite having lost Landa: Loss of Viviani does stop Bicycle Boy from holding 3rd, and Geniez's failure has not stopped Del1962 from being 4th. And Kittel's DNF doesn't avoid LightBing from being in the lead.