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The award for most precise sponsorship ...

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 cb294 20 May 2019

... in pro cycling goes to the:

/Drum roll...

AMGEN Tour of California.

/Victory fanfare

Taking the piss so blatantly is actually rather stylish.

CB

In reply to cb294:

???

 ianstevens 21 May 2019
In reply to blackmountainbiker:

Amgen sell pharmaceuticals 

 Armadillo 21 May 2019
In reply to ianstevens:

More precisely, they make EPO

 kmhphoto 21 May 2019

The thread could also be titled "The Cheats Supplied The Cheats"

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/armstrongs-fraud-paralleled-epo-makers-feud/

In reply to Armadillo:

Ahhh, knew they were a biotech co. but didn't know about EPO.

 cb294 22 May 2019
In reply to Armadillo:

Epo and also its later derivatives like Darbopoietin. 

In fact, the entire company got off the ground by buying up IP on EPO that was initially generated through publicly funded research.

CB

 cb294 22 May 2019
In reply to kmhphoto:

Thanks, I had already forgotten about that!

CB

 Sans-Plan 22 May 2019
In reply to cb294:

This is very old news, not sure what the point of bringing it up again is ?

 cb294 22 May 2019
In reply to Sans-Plan:

Because the Tour of California was on Eurosport after the Giro coverage last week (otherwise I would not care enough to follow it), and I still find it funny that the main producer of EPO and derivatives sponsors a pro cycling race.

Nothing more to it,

CB

 Dave B 22 May 2019
In reply to cb294:

If you micro-sponsor its really hard to get caught sponsoring inappropriately. Maybe that's a cross-thread to something else...


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