Well, based on Directvelo.com, he attacked alone during the first climb, he got 40 seconds, then someone joined him . Then, after half an hour the peloton came back. The pace was as brutal as the conditions.Are you serious?
Why attack? they were supposed to wait for the mountains. That's the most stupid reason that I have heard.
Wow! there goes the opportunity.
Later, RMC reported he DNFed due to cold and "energetic crisis".
When you put the two together, you get the answer.
Why do you want to attack so early in a stage that has 70Km downhill and a 4cat KOM 20Kms from the finish?
Why do you start the attacks with the team leader?
Why do you send a skinny rider to attack in a cold and rainy day?
I would, by all means, keep him protected from the wind, let him eat as much as he can and use the energy wise.
But it's not the first time Jaramillo make mistakes, he did something similar in a couple of TdlA (Sebastian Henao comes to my mind) sending the riders for long range attacks and ended up losing the race. Last year in GiroU23, he attacked every day even having the leader's jersey, only to benefit Vlasov.
Heck, there is YT video where Egan has to contradict him in a TdlA, because Jaramillo wanted to attack while Egan was the leader.
If all stars align and Garcia or Tejada have a good final result, it won't be because of the DS, it would be despite him. And thanks to the attrition rate