I would take 2018 Thomas over 2019 Bernal too, but "got spanked in the mountains"? Weren't most of his early time losses to the Frenchmen in the ITT?Didn't get dropped once all race, and Froome was only on 2'24 because he was at Sky and got Bernal to drag him all the way through the Pyrenees.
Bernal is a non ITTer who got spanked for 2 weeks in the mountains.
Evans is just not a top climber, way too prone to getting dropped in the mountains and basically won the Tour cause Contador and Schleck were trying to murder each other all 3 weeks. Climbing performances in the 2011 Tour were basically an all-time low.
I do recall fans carrying on as if Pinot had gained 2 minutes on Tourmalet when it was probably more like 20 seconds.