I guess that's bike racing, no? Tactics and that kind of stuff?Tactically, yes.
You don't like Remco showing that, once he has a gap, he can hold it, but you also don't like Remco to just make that gap?
So in your world, Remco shouldn't have attacked, because:
- Favourites were in position but didn't dare to move, e.g. Alaphilippe was in a good position to follow the move, but you know, he just sent his lieutenants up the road and wasn't mentally prepared that one of the favourites dared to follow that move. Solution: Remco just shouldn't have attacked to solve this problem.
- Favourites were out of position, e.g. Pogacar was way out of position, so Remco shouldn't attack with Pogacar in the middle of the peloton on that climb. That's not very gentleman. Ofcourse we won't talk about why Pogacar wasn't in position, but anyway, here is the solution: Remco should have dropped back, apologize, inform Pogacar about his attack in the next lap, offer him to follow his wheel and thus serve Tobydawq his phantasy cycling dream of how a race should he ridden and won in the only correct way possible.
- Favourites struggled on the climb, e.g. Girmay had difficulties holding wheels when the group stretched after Remco followed that move. Solution: Remco should only attack on the descents and flat, but only when all of the above conditions (favourites informed and in position) are met.
Just imagine Remco NOT in that front group, but e.g. one of your so-called other favourites (Cosnefroy, Almeida, Pogacar, etc.). Imagine the peloton behind, with Remco in there. Name 1 rider who could have bridged alone, or who would at least have created splits, havoc, chaos and attacks in that peloton on his own, in order to chase that front group. You know there is only one rider who showed, in this race, he could pull that off.
You would have a much stronger argument if you had e.g. Pogacar going all out chasing Remco after Remco enjoyed an armchair ride until the last lap thanks to some lesser gods in that breakaway, with a heroic Pogacar coming short 10-30 seconds at the finish. That didn't happen: there were no heroic efforts in the chase (yes they had WvA in their wheel, but they didn't even try), and Remco went solo very early to remove any doubts, except maybe for those that always doubt.