Bernal is a proven stage race winner, but I think that Tour has a bit of an * next to it, not only because of the altered route, but because there was no Froome, Dumoulin, Roglic, Pogacar. Time may tell us that this was a weak field, if it hasn't already.I agree on a guy like MAL who really can't time trial at all. But Bernal is at least a halfway descent time trialist, and is IMO a just as worthy TDF-winner asThomas or Dumoulin.
That isn't to say that I don't think that Egan could win a TDF with a significant amount of time trialling. He is still very young and it's possible that he could get close to a Contador level in that discipline.