As the route of the 2008 Tour de France was unveiled in Paris last month, Cycle Sport was there taking notes and assessing the parcours. We analyse and comment on the ’08 route in the new issue of Cycle Sport magazine, complete with route map and stage list.

French cyclists have long spear-headed the fight against doping in the pro peloton. CS takes a look at the nation’s contribution to the fight against the drug cheats in a special feature, which includes articles on Christophe Moreau, Sylvain Chavanel, Credit Agricole and Francais des Jeuz boss Marc Madiot.

Elsewhere in the issue there are features on the tough new Italian race that rivals Paris-Roubaix for dust and dirt, the Monte Paschi Eroica; Is the ProTour dead? CS puts the case that the season-long series should be put out of its misery; with its crazy schedule and lofty aims, CS asks whether the Tour of America is what the US has been looking for; and there’s an exclusive interview with Russian star Vladimir Karpets.

Plus, there’s the usual mix of analysis, comment, stunning photography, results, calendar and much more.

Cycle Sport December 2007 issue is on sale now from WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £3.95.

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