Clearly you don't understand what happened. Almeida was done. When you get dropped that early in the climb and in the first week, chances are you're not going to bounce back, regardless of whatever teammate waits for you.Never mess with Lefevere. We all knew Remco would be preferred but still a *** move. In the end Remco also lost 10' so karma I guess.
They chose to bet on Remco at this point. They were not trying to drop or distance Almeida further, they were trying to keep a steady pace up, which suits Remco more. If the pace dropped, that would mean there would have been attacks left and right with plenty of accelerations. This would be in favor of guys like Landa, Yates, Carthy, but not of Evenepoel who is a tempoclimber, and on top of that, is still looking for his best form. So Karma? Hardly, Remco lost a whole lot less time because they decided to ride like that, not the other way around.