i agree it's easy. none of the teams are big enough to chase back the breaks. if you get a big lead then it's quite easy to stay away. i once won it with Lancaster as the only Milram rider. just sit in the break and attack near the end.
I remember I got 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 in the TdF GC in CyM4 or PCM05. I had probably 8 of the top 12 best GC riders on my team, and my budget was dependent on me winning every race in the calender But when you have the 4 best sprinters, and five best Gc'ers, save Armstrong, you can get close. The trick is to get Cipollini to lead the pack, so the rest of the team can get an hours lead, before Armstrong starts attacking. 100 riders fell for the time limit as well