I'm not a doubter of remco. He already proved the great rider that he is, including in this vuelta.i am not saying that this could not eventually turn out to be the case.
however, it does appear that this is the new narrative of the doubters.
it used to be that he would be dropped/crushed on any steep climb. then he did exactly that to all his opponents.
he crushed everyone on the 6-8% stuff as well.
it is true that on the one long climb to high altitude he lost a little time to mas (and was arguably better than or at least even with rog since he led the majority of the way). i think it is a jump from there to say that he showed his real limits there. he was still very clearly recovering from the crash and admitted that it was all about defending that day.
while the narrative that the doubters now hold on to could indeed end up true, i find it hard to state this as fact.
another possible narrative -- had remco never crashed -- is that he would not have had a single "bad day" and may even have stomped the others on the two stages at the end of week 2. even if he had simply been on par with mas (which he was at bare minimum everywhere else), there would have been no discussion on the last rest day that he was threatened by rog or mas.
I'm just saying that he would lose a lot of time to pogacar and vingegaard in the mountains of the past tour, because first, the mountains were a lot difficult comparing with the climbs of the vuelta, and second, they are on another level comparing with remco. But, remco can improve more in the future. And that's the reason why lefevre just wants remco at the tour 2024. He knows that he needs to improve more to beat this aliens.