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Local man involved in Olympic cycling event

Alan Cooper will be a flag marshal

Peter Kennaugh and Mark Cavendish won’t be the only Manxmen involved in today’s Olympics Road Cycle race.

Douglas man Alan Cooper will be a flag marshal along the course charged with the task of alerting any races to any impending road obstructions they need to be wary of.

Alan first applied for the coveted role two years, along with a quarter of million others.

He told us it was his prior experience with motorbikes that landed him the job:

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