Because MS is a GC focused team so you need to ride a GT to help the team - Meyer's hardly been over taxed with 54 and 46 race days in the last 2 days - You have to remember that his salary from MS is helping in his Olympic aspirations.
Maybe there is another reason that the thread name is inappropriate.
The weather forecasts currently predict that the Tour Down Under will take place in rainy, sub-20 degrees conditions. That sounds absolutely surreal given the recent history of the race and the current fiery situation down under.
People still claim that this crit is not scripted
Ewan acting like he is the worst rider in the race and barely holding on at the back for 2/3 of the race, only to win the sprint by far. But sure, this Schwalbe thing is the only non-predetermined crit.
Having threatened to get tailed off early on, Caleb Ewan wins very convincingly. Sprint trains diminished by fall of Kanter and Sarreau (both apparently unhurt), causing a split. Viviani second, his leadout Consonni third. Bennett in the group, but left the sprint to Morkov (6th)