I think he can and will only start with the mindset to win, regardless what is said in the media. I do think that he should have the option to recalibrate when he loses too much time due to whatever reason and give himself some space to attack early with the main purpose of winning stages. There is no value in going for 10th or even 5th place. I also wonder what happens if for some reason the GC group miscalculates his attack and he gets back in to the podium battle. That's the kind of atypical drama that you can expect with Remco. His WC win is an example of such a dramatic miscalculation.Ugh, no. Why on earth should he do that? What does he gain? He won't go toe to toe with prime Vinge/Pog and test where he stands in comparison. He won't get the experience what it is to ride the Tour for GC and the mediacircus that comes with that. He throws away a chance to win a GT. Then he'd better just go for the Vuelta. I rate a second Vuelta win higher than 2 TDF stages. And so should he. What if he wins a stage? Then he can say he won a TDF stage? Just like Hugo Houle, Mike Teunissen, Patrick Konrad and hundreds of others.
If he goes, he has to do it if he is in good enough shape to at least push Pog and Vinge or more. If that's not possible, then go for WCC + Vuelta.