We all know that Lance is out of the picture, but the Tour de France will go on without him, despite what many Americans would like to believe. So in preparation, Stellar Magazine has posted an article on the top contenders for this year’s race. Right at the top are Ivan Basso, who finished second last year, and long time Armstrong rival Jan Ulrich. There are others who will challenge as well though, and the top names all get their due. It’s a nice primer for the upcoming race, which will be the most hotly contested in at least five years.