Sure, bringing Pinot as a possible backup would be the best option for the team, but not Gaudu. If it turns out DG won't be able to fight for the podium or a top 5, then going for stages and KOM wouldn't be a bad idea for him either though.Sure, if everything goes absolutely perfect, he's on the podium. Congrats
If everything goes to *** he crashes on stage 1, and then you really need ridesr who can do something on their own. If he has an average race, he's probably 6th without playing a big role in the race. Then you still want chances of stage wins and maybe polkadots!