Leaving morals aside the only problem with taking a marginal gains approach to pushing the envelope on the full range of grey area meds/supplements is you significantly increase the chance of tripping the wire...TheSpud said:Absolutely - 'immoral' but not breaking the (letter of the) rules ...samhocking said:I think what he means is there are substances permitted you can take up to a limit in small amounts without any risk. Not sure this applies to Froomes, but if you take a much more holistic view of performance enhancement, there's likely multiple ways you can do it and stay within the rules. Asthma drugs are just one of many permitted substances.
For instance in the past I'm sure Meldonium was in the mix, wasn't it Brad that said "they tell us - 'you cant take that anymore' ..."
I would imagine Xenon gas was there. OOC cortisone (Kenacort?) used to slim down. TUEs for Kenacort are more dodgy in my view - was it used to mask the OOC just in case?
Salbutamol as well - although oral use is outlawed I believe, so very dodgy if they did this.