VinoVelo

Apart from family, what could be more important than wine and bikes? Of course, there might be the odd rant about other topics on here too...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Amgen

I have to say that I don't quite get the reaction to USA Cycling teaming up with a new sponsor Amgen for the Tour of California.  Amgen is a pharmaceutical company that makes drugs for medical purposes.  If those drugs get used illegally, how is Amgen to blame? 
 
By the rationale that companies associated with banned substances shouldn't be allowed to further associate with the sport of cycling, why, when caffeine was on the list of banned substances, were Saeco and Jittery Joes allowed to continue to sponsor professional teams?