I don't think Pog would've let himself dangle. You could see how quickly Laporte closed the gap Pog wasn't going full gas.mistake sending laporte up to pog in order to tire VdP.
instead they should have left pog dangling out there on his own for much longer.
VdP totally plays games inside WvA's head.
Jumbo needed to put Van Aert in a spot where Pog and MvdP had to work but Van Hooydonck in a break wasn't it. Let's say you have Laporte instead of Van Hooydonck and Van Aert legit doesn't have to ride with Pog and MvdP, making it pretty unlikely he gets dropped until Kwaremont by Pog if at all.