Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/11/13
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, from expressing his disappointment. "Probably some spectators were not very pleased with what happened yesterday and they yelled to him and then one other idiot threw urine at him," Lefevere said in reference to Cavendish’s crash with Tom Veelers near the end of Tuesday’s 10th stage. "I regret this. I always felt that cycling fans were gentlemen, enthusiastic people." "Yes, that's true I think. I was behind him. I didn't see it, but I think it's true," Omega Pharma-Quick Step team press officer Alessandro Tegner said. Tegner said the liquid smelled like urine and it was "all over him," and said Cavendish
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