Thursday, February 22, 2007

Amgen Tour of California

If you enjoy the Tour de France, you'll love the Tour of California. Ok..who knows maybe that's not true, but there is a higher likelihood that you'll recognize a landmark. Anyway, if you enjoy watching pro-cycling, the Amgen Tour of California is on the Versus network now and the listings are here. For those of you who missed it, there was a spectacular crash at the end of the first stage. Watching crashes is painful...more so after you've crashed.

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.

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