Nope specialist wrote:
" It's as simple as that. Some people are in a dark grey area. Say 50 is the threshold for illegality: They're going to do everything in their means to be at 49.999. They're always trying to find something new to give their athletes an edge. They called it innovation, I called it cheating. Flirting on the edge, looking for gimmicks — I have no tolerance for people who operate that way.
>implying under the legal limit is still illegal
Not illegal. Unethical. Certainly there are ways to get faster that aren't against the rules but that some consider unethical. In that sense they could still be seen as "cheating" to those people.
I like NOP a lot, and my personal stance is that I don't think they have any doping program going on, but I do think Alberto will do anything within the rules to give his athlete an advantage. I wouldn't be surprised if some of those practices are considered unethical to some people. I think that is what people mean when they say "grey area," but what I think this quote is saying is that while legally there is no "grey area," there are things that fall just outside of the threshold for what's illegal, but are still not what he considers ethical, fair training.