On a more serious note, one of my teammates pointed out some of the important work the name sponsor of the ride supports:
Amgen makes several drugs that really help patients on chemotherapy cope. Neupogen helps the body replace the good white blood killed by the chemo and epogen helps replace the red cells. Of course epogen is also banned substance #1 on the procycling tour.
Tune in. There are a bunch great Americans in the race to cheer for. Personally I'm torn between Levi and Hincapie.