Mark Cavendish's Omega-Pharma-Quick Step teammate Jerome Pineau said he was "ashamed" after a spectator threw urine over the British cyclist.
Yesterday i was So proud about the support all the race but today I am ashamed!!
Pineau added: "(I am) ashamed when my friend Mark Cavendish tells me he has been whistled and even sprayed with urine on the course. It's scandalous".
The team manager of Omega-Pharma-Quick Step, who Mark Cavendish rides for, said the British cyclist was "disappointed" after a spectator threw urine over him during the Tour de France.
Patrick Lefevere said: "You should think he was very angry, but he was not angry, he was more disappointed, he didn't expect this kind of reaction from the public.
"The cycling public is known to be a fair public, we do not have hooligans".
Mark Cavendish has had urine thrown at him by a spectator during stage 11 of the Tour de France.
The British cyclist initially thought the liquid was water but soon discovered what it was from the taste, according to the BBC.
The 28-year-old is said to be "sad rather than angry" after the incident according to his team manager Patrick Lefewere.
Cavendish's team mate Jerome Pineau described the incident as "scandalous" on Twitter:
"Ashamed when my friend Mark Cavendish tells me he has been whistled and even sprayed with urine on the course. It's scandalous."
British cyclist Mark Cavendish has sprinted his way to victory at the end of the fifth stage of the Tour de France.
For full coverage of the stage and this year's centenary race, go to ITV Sport.
British cyclist Mark Cavendish is aiming to win the first stage of the Tour de France, which would see him wear the yellow jersey for the first time.
In an interview with ITV.com, the 28-year-old said: “It’s everything to me to win as many stages as possible - and the green jersey – but stage 1 this year presents the first opportunity for a sprinter to wear the yellow jersey since the 60s.
“I’ve never yet worn the yellow jersey and I’m excited to try for that.”
Too much to write about my feelings on the @lancearmstrong interview in 140 characters. I'll write an article & post a link when it's done.
Honoured to have witnessed the GB boys take a World Record yesterday in the Team Sprint & @chrishoy get his 5th gold medal. Amazing stuff.
Talking exclusively to ITV at the launch of a partnership between Team Sky and Jaguar, Mark Cavendish said: "I would like David Millar to ride the Olympic road race with me."
He denied previously saying that Millar deserved a chance to ride at London 2012.
World road race champion and Olympic hopeful Mark Cavendish has repeated his desire to ride alongside David Millar at London 2012.
Like Chambers, Millar is serving a lifetime British Olympic Association ban for doping, but an imminent Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling could clear him to compete at the Olympics.