Was he? I only seem to remember him catching them when they slowed down. Everybody dropped when Froome/Contador accelerated all the time.
But i see your point, but I just don't think it's relevant to see how a rider like Intxausti do after the Giro, if you want to draw conclusion about Contador. It would be more compareble if it was a stronger GT rider.
The finish yea but what before that? During froome's peyresourde attack of 40 sec he was nowhere to be found. Dropped like a stone. If contador and froome saved themselves for the end he would have been a minute behind.