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'No further action' to be taken over urine incident

Mark Cavendish's team Omega-Pharma-Quick Step said they would not be taking any further action after urine was thrown over the British cyclist.

File picture of Mark Cavendish. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Cavendish was jeered by sections of the Tour de France crowd today after last night's controversy where a crash ended his chances of a stage win and knocked fellow competitor Tom Veelers of his bike.

Veelers called for Cavendish to be disqualified after the crash, but the British cyclist was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Omega-Pharma-Quick Step's sporting director Brian Holm told Cycling Weekly's website: "I couldn't see it was urine but I thought people were quite negative. So congrats to the media for yesterday making him look like he caused the crash".

Teammate 'ashamed' after urine thrown over Cavendish

Mark Cavendish's Omega-Pharma-Quick Step teammate Jerome Pineau said he was "ashamed" after a spectator threw urine over the British cyclist.

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".


Cavendish 'disappointed' after urine thrown over him

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.

Mark Cavendish riding in Stage 11 of the Tour de France today. Credit: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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".

Urine thrown over Mark Cavendish

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.

Mark Cavendish has had urine thrown at him by a spectator. Credit: PA Wire

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."

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Cavendish targets yellow jersey in Tour opener

Mark Cavendish would love to wear the 'Maillot Jaune'. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

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, 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.”

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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.

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