Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/10/13
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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 himself, addressing the contact with Veel...
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