Dave Brailsford, Team GB's cycling director, says Mark Cavendish is disappointed with the road race result and is worried he let the home crowds down.
"Of course he's disappointed. But I don't think he could have asked for much more from the team. They absolutely emptied themselves for him today, and I think that goes a long way," said Brailsford.
He added: "But I think more than anything else when you race at home, and the amount of people who came out today was phenomenal, I think you feel a little bit like, 'Did we let eveybody down?' And that's hard to take I think."
The world road race champion will be forced to overcome this recent disappointment as he is riding a 100km race in Belgium on Sunday.