Well, certainly more than one rider will finish the race but at this rate maybe only two or three of the ones that were considered GC contenders will reach Rome and sadly today was another step in that direction.
We need something to change in Grand Tours to avoid them turning into races where the decisive stages are only ridden by half of the GC contenders and 30-40% of riders abandon, but that is a discussion for another topic.
Did you see the final few km's? For reasons I can't even begin to understand, as the peloton was bombing towards the 3km point a couple of Green Project riders (I believe it was them) moved up on the inside of what was left of the Ineos team at that point & started squeezing the pink jersey. Unreal.
I also saw FDJ also get on the front as well. Point being: there's a problem within the peloton IMO, certainly with regards to sprint teams mowing down everyone during transition stages & small teams (or just teams with no business being at the front in the final few km's because they're neither going for GC nor the sprint) sticking their noses where they should never be in a million years. Even the Thomas/Rog/TGH crash happened because the peloton speeded up on a descent because one of the sprinters was dropped (Groves I think).
Jens Voigt was saying stuff like "we need shorter stages" but I disagree, i.e. shorter stages will simply increase nervousness. I go in the opposite direction, i.e. I believe we need harder stages earlier in a GT with a stricter time cut-off in order to eliminate as many sprinters & also-rans as possible - leaving nothing but the best.
You have to be cruel to be kind, i.e. because the GC leaders get very little respect in GT's anymore. That for me is the biggest difference between now & previous eras, along with early routes which aren't selective enough.