Skins, the Swiss-based brand of compression garments, has informed the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) that it would seek damages of $2 million to make up for the adverse impact of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal on its investments in cycling. The company argues that the UCI failed to adequately tackle doping in cycling, which tarnished the sport and therefore affected the investments made by Skins to develop a range of cycling products and to support several international teams and individual cyclists. In a letter to the UCI, Skins alleged that the prejudice suffered by the company was caused by the organization, and particularly its president Pat McQuaid and its honorary president Hein Verbruggen. Skins indicated that it was preparing to recover damages through the courts, which could set an interesting precedent for sponsors in cycling and other sports. However, the company insisted that any financial gain from a lawsuit against the UCI would be invested in clean cycling.