Why do people want sprinters to ride through a bunch of hard mountainstages and get tired for and risk spoiling the rest of their season. Of course they pull out with more important races like TDF and the worlds ahead, races that are much more important than a secondary pointscompetition. Anything else would be plain stupid. And forcing them to do otherwice would only result in them not starting in the first place and riding smaller races instead. Sprinters comming here for the first 12 stages is a charming part of cycling and critisising I think shows a lack of understanding of modern cycling and the need to prioritice the efforts. Anyways people should applaud Greipel for not making a bad excuse for leaving as many has done before him.