The dust has barely settled in the Dolomites after the Giro d’Italia finished at the weekend… and now there’s just one month to go until the Tour de France starts. Incredible, isn’t it.

Are you ready for it? This month’s issue of Cycle Sport magazine is a comprehensive guide to the 2008 Tour de France, and includes everything you need to know about this year’s race.

The main contenders CS lists the men most likely to make an impression on this year’s race, and picks an outright favourite. Includes exclusive in-depth interviews with Frank Schleck and Cadel Evans, and profiles of the main movers and shakers.

The race Your guide to every stage, including maps, mountain profiles, impact on the classifications, history and much more.

Teams From Ag2r to Silence-Lotto, CS picks the likely line-up for each of the major squads vying for Tour glory. Includes profiles of squad leaders and how the teams fared in last year’s Tour.

Predictions From podium placings to whether this year’s race will be a clean one, CS‘s panel of expert pundits make an informed guess.

Plus… Alpe d’Huez, Graham Watson’s take on this year’s Giro d’Italia, the latest pro tech equipment, opinion, comment and analysis that make Cycle Sport the world’s leading magazine for professional race fans. And then there’s Broomwagon, the original back-end bowl of biking bile.

The super-sized 196-page Cycle Sport July 2008 Tour de France guide is out from Thursday at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.

www.cyclesport.co.uk.