Bardet isn't past his peak. He's among the best climbers and he's doing well in one-day races. He has become a more complete rider. However when he finished second in the Tour some people already thought he would be the next French Tour winner, which probably won't happen. His time trial is too weak and he doesn't take much time back in the mountains against his main rivals. He's almost a certainty for the top 7, but winning seems hardly possible.