The way Vinge’s form appeared in the third week, none of them were staying close but Adam did a great job to the surprise of many.I think Yates could have beaten both Almeida and Ayuso this year, unless those riders could pull off finishing less than 3 min from Pogacar after domestique duties. But maybe he goes to Giro instead.
Should just send all four of their leaders to the Tour and see what happens. Have Almeida yo-yoing off the back keeping Jumbo away like a broom, Ayuso and Adam attacking off the front, and Pog sitting on Vinge’s wheel.
What would really help UAE is a rider of WVA’s caliber that can fill so many roles.