Fantastic work.I analyzed the results based on whether the judges come from a traditional cycling country or the rest. I assigned France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the 3 Benelux countries as the traditional countries. Basically, those countries that would have been considered the big cycling nations about 30-40 years ago. The new traditionalists: Denmark, Colombia, and Slovenia are lumped in with the rest.
There is a noticeable difference in results from the two groups.
Traditional cycling countries:
MvdP 62, JV 56, TP 47, PR 23, RE 22
JV 86, TP 79, MvdP 71, PR 45, RE 27, JP 17, WvA 5
It looks like riders who have never ridden the Tour (Evenepoel) or who are less conspicuous in the Tour (MVdP) suffer from a TdF bias from the non-traditional countries. It's also interesting that the traditional cycling countries only voted for the big 5 defined in this thread.
Ergo, having a lasting and alive (cycling) tradition results in overall better informed professionals.
Britain had two blokes of "journalists"...