Well, if roglic is indeed more heavily injured than it seemed during the race (which is likely) this is the right choice no doubt.
If it is more about precaution I dont like it - this year more than ever I think you should take what you can get. I doubt thats the case though.
I'd like to see Pogacar and/or Bardet try an all or nothing attack on either the Romme or Colombiere, what's there to lose? Almost the entire AG2R team finished 18 minutes or more behind Kamna, and there's good climbers in there. Paret-Peintre, Cosnefroy, Latour, Cherel, Peters. Try to throw some of them in the break and put pressure on FDJ, because Pinot is way easier to isolate than a Roglic.
A Pinot win would obviously be great, but I am not really expecting it, since the team won’t be able to resist the barrage of attacks from Quintana, Landa et al. - and Thibaut himself has expressed (after the Formolo stage win) that he had bad legs, besides suffering in the heat. Since last year’s trauma it might just be me coping with the probable freak injury, puncture or crash, refusing to believe there is a chance to actually seeing him on the top step in a yellow jersey hahaha
Pinot, Lutsenko, Sivakov, Bardet, Barta, Hirschi, Neilands, Alaphilippe, Kuss, Pogacar, Castroviejo, Dumoulin, Yates, Landa and Van Aert in the break. Almost a minute ahead of the peloton. What an incredible group that is.