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A spectator reportedly threw urine at rider Mark Cavendish during Wednesday's time trials at the Tour de France.
According to the BBC , the liquid was thrown at Cavendish from a bottle during Stage 11, and Cavendish "initially (thought) it was water before realising what it was from the taste."
Cavendish has not commented on the incident, but Omega Pharma-Quickstep team manager Patrick Lefevere did, telling The Guardian : "I didn't see it happen, but you had only to smell his jersey. Mark is sad, you might have expected him to be angry, but he's just sad. I cannot blame anyone. There are 100,000 or 200,000 people on the road, and one person decided to do this."
The attack came just one day after Cavendish made contact with Dutch rider Tom Veelers during a sprint to the finish line of Stage 10, causing Veelers to crash. He then grabbed a reporter's tape recording during his post-race interview session:
On Tuesday night, Cavendish defended himse...
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Tour de France competitor Mark Cavendish was reportedly doused with urine by a spectator during his Stage 11 time trial on Wednesday.Cavendish's team manager says the incident was believed to be in response to a crash that happened on Tuesday, when Cavendish collided with Tom Veelers near the finish line of Stage 10, as both riders tried to track down eventual stage winner Marcel...
British cyclist Mark Cavendish claims he was doused with urine by a lunatic spectator during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France Tuesday, reports The Telegraph.
Cavendish, who first thought it was water, made the stomach-turning discovery by tasting the liquid.
The 28-year-old declined to comment on the incident but that didn't stop his team manager, Patrick Lefevere...
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During Wednesday’s time trial at the Tour de France, a spectator threw urine on British rider Mark Cavendish, reports The Guardian. “He was whistled and catcalled on the course, and a spectator threw urine on him,” said Cavendish’s team manager Patrick Lefevere. “I didn’t see it