People forget that there was an extended period not very long ago when Tyler Farrar was the number 2 sprinter in the world. And that during the Cav-Kittel-Greipel period just after that the field under the big three was generally dire.Sprinting has really died in the ass. Used be competitive
2020 sprint competition is weaker than 2018-2019 because one top six or seven guy put another one into the barriers and another got Covid. It’s still strong by historical standards. The Giro field is poor aside from Demare, but that’s largely because a couple of guys who would have been serious contenders in recent years are barely capable of contesting. it’s not as if Giro sprints have ever been reliably competitive anyway.