I mean it doesn't fully make sense but I presume it's pretty hard to get racing for the whole team atm with races being cancelled etc. We don't fully know the programes, shapes and goals of the riders and teams so I think it's a bit harsh to criticise them for (not) bringing rider xyz to race xyz. Brenner or Vandenabeele, as you pointed out, are never going to ride the Giro. But they could be part of the team in the build-up races.Oh, i look forward to seeing Brenner and Vandenabeele in Ronde and Giro then!
It's also the first time i've heard of Sarthe as being "a season goal" for Van Wilder. Brabantse Pijl however, was one, and that starts only a few days after Sarthe was supposed to finish.
It sounded more like Sarthe was A goal, like an early leadership opportunity for van Wilder, rather then being a season highlight. Think Ardennes will be his first goal now.