Lance Armstrong features on the cover of the new issue of Cycle Sport magazine, out now.

Comeback man Armstrong is the undisputed king of summit finishes, and this year’s Tour de France route seems to play into his hands. Cycle Sport takes an in-depth look at the 2009 Tour route and rates the Texan’s chances of success.

Plus, the magazine charts the 56 mountain-top finishes that have shaped the Tour de France in its long history – from Alpe d’Huez to Val Louron. And there’s the usual mix of features, interviews, exclusive photos and essential info for every fan of professional road racing.

Cycle Sport December 2008 issue is on sale now at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.

CYCLE SPORT DECEMBER 2008: FULL CONTENTS LIST

FOCUS

This month in pictures

REVIEW

Our take on the latest news

LETTERS: YOUR SAY

Your views on Nicole Cooke and the late Tour positives

ALESSANDRO BALLAN

We investigate how Italy’s unlikely hero is adjusting to being world champion

WHEELS OF FORTUNE

We follow Brad McGee as he shows us around stage one of next year’s Tour in glitzy Monaco

INTERVIEW: NICOLAS ROCHE

CS talks to the Irishman who rode brilliantly at the Vuelta

TECH: SHOP WINDOW

The latest must-have products

GRAHAM WATSON: HE SHOOTS, HE WRITES

Graham tries to unpick some baffling tactics at the Worlds in Varese

ICONIC PLACES

The Angliru, Spain, is another fearsome brute for your collection

NOSTALGIA

Tashkent Terror Djamolidine Abdoujaparov spotted in Italy!

RIDES

A saunter around the Italian lakes with Kurt-Asle Arvesen

CHALLENGE

Four classic climbs done and dusted in a weekend

YOUR QUESTIONS

What happened to Paris-Tours, Worlds trivia and more

RESULTS

Autumn pro-scene race results

BROOMWAGON

The angriest journo in cycling