No, I saw a Vingegaard on the limit with Adam blowing, Thomas dropped and no teams capable of organizing an effective chase. Whereas with Adam and Johanas in with Wout, Ineos doesn't chase and the sprinter teams are just as inefective at bringing them back. That leaves Pogacar and UAE to work, with the result that Wout still wins and Vingegaard and Yates put time on Pogacar. Makes more sense for teams riding for GC, than merely having Van Aert win a stage. Why did Jumbo not take advantage of gaining some time on Tadej? They had him on the ropes, before a very dangerous stage today, yet they declined (or Wout declined, I don't know) to capitalize on it. As I've said, from the strategic perspective, as regards GC, it makes no sense. And why would you make the team work so hard if not to put time on rivals for a rider who is legitimately trying to win the Tour? This is not the classics. When attempting to win the Tour, you only work the team like that to gain time on GC. Again, this is not the classics.That's what you saw? I saw Vingo purposely sitting on the lone Ineos guy and Primoz parked on GT. That puts a momentary damper on Ineos chasing and they had the most guys present.
Tadej wasn't in the area code when Wout and Vingo topped the hill so he must have x-ray eyes on top of Superman legs. No serious GC guys stayed involved in chasing him after he had 15 seconds. If they had their DS would be screaming into their headpiece to "let the fu*king sprinters teams work!" The GC contenders stuck with Vingo and Primoz as they should.
The odd part was MvP should have been there....