The Mountain Road of Isle of Man has reopened after a day of shooting involving Manx cycle rider Mark Cavendish. The Department of Infrastructure closed the road from Ramsey to the Bungalow from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm BST earlier on Tuesday for filming. Further hooting will take place later on Wednesday but the street will stay open to traffic.
An Infrastructure spokesman stated that there might be some occasional delays for motorists. The film crew would be on the road from Signpost Corner to Cregny Baa from 5:00 am to 8:00 am, and from Brandywell junction to Ramsey from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm BST. He added that the shooting areas would be signed and traffic management would be in place.
Motorists have already been informed to take extra care in these times. The street was also shut down on Sunday for emergency work before of Saturday’s first practice session. There had also been serious concerns about the road in an inspection.
Mark Cavendish has won the last stage in Denmark, when he was the odds on favourite on the online australian betting website. Cavendish sprinted to win on the last stage of Tour of Denmark in his very last race before a month’s break. The 28 year old rider, who rides for Omega Pharma-Quickstep team after departing Team Sky at the end of the year 2012. He outpaced French rider Bryan Coquard as well as American Tyler Farrar.
Mark Cavendish tweeted, earlier in the day: “Last race for a month or so today.”
“Looking forward to time with [fiancee] Peta Todd & my lovely little family.”
The win was Mark’s 16th of this season, including 2 stage wins in Tour de France.