I've noticed an increasing trend in average rider price this year with little to no increase in budget. Especially evident in this year's Tour, the number of riders priced at or above 30 points is absurd. Of course, with the rules applying equally to everyone, this doesn't give anyone any sort of advantage. High pricing serves to hinder players' abilities to pick riders for their teams who will be in contention for jerseys, stage wins or intermediate points. This makes the game slightly less engaging.
I hope those in a position to change pricing will hear this concerns and make a change.
Avid road.cc fantasy player, Oren Mizrahi