I have already told you 2 or 3 times. It was not a team decision, Remco and Keisse were simply at the front when they could take 2 seconds and they did. Remco was co-leader at that time and DID NOT HAVE TO ASK PERMISSION. The seconds were there, he took them. João is free to fight for boni seconds himself, they can be taken every stage.Before the first uphill test Remco attacked intermediate sprints which means that the Team decided to bet on him right from the start. Plus, when Almeida had a bad day he did have any help from his teammates.
The moment Almeida got dropped, there were only 2 teammates left in the front of the race. Serry who was dropped from the break and got caught by Evenepoel's group AFTER Almeida had already been dropped and worked for Evenepoel briefly. And Masnada, who tried to stay with the leader who was in best shape: Evenepoel. A few minutes later both Masnada and Serry got dropped from Evenepoel's group and Evenepoel was alone. After he got dropped, Serry helped Almeida, who also got help from Knox as they crossed the finishline together.