This^Quote from Lefevere;
Lefevere is literally saying the contract was not written for Cav to ride a GT, and that it’s reasonable for Cav to expect a raise if he is going to ride a GT as the primary sprinter for the Quickstep team.
If Bennett is fit to ride the Tour, he will ride the Tour.
If Bennett is not fit, Lefevere will give Cav a raise and bring him to the Tour instead.
People are making it sound like Cav is demanding more money or he won't ride the TdF. My take is that he and Patty were having dinner and Patty said "what do you think about riding the TdF?" Cav joked back "not for the money I'm making". Laughs! From what I've read, Patty is the one saying Cav should get more money, but many, including here, are making it sound like Cav is demanding more $. IMO, Cav will jump at the chance to start the TdF. Also, IMO, Cav should be demanding more money, but do the TdF even if he doesn't get the money (obviously if SB can't go).