People always criticise Movistar no matter what they do and whether what they do makes sense or not.I don't get the complaints here? Movistar tried to set tempo to drop as many sprinters as they could? Basically their only card here? That hill just wasn't hard enough.
It could also be that UAE was riding a tempo that Ackermann could follow, and Movistar tried to up the pace and drop Ackermann (and other sprinters). What else could they realistically do here?Clearly if UAE was pacing a tempo then Ackermann was strong enough to survive the hill. Movistar then wastes guys to try to drop a strong Ackermann.