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Marinoni Film Tribute to Jocelyn Lovell PHOTOS – Best Hour Record Attempt on Aug 19 at 3pm

by pedalmag.com

August 19, 2017 (Milton, ON) – A large crowd was on hand for the screening and tribute of Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame in honour of Jocelyn Lovell, a Canadian cycling legend and Giuseppe Marinoni’s friend and associate.

Marinoni film screening  ©  Peter Kraiker
Fans enjoyed an art exhibition prior to the screening at the Milton Arts Center where posters, paintings and art were on display and for sale. The most popular was Mami Yonekura’s painting of the Lovell bike that Marinoni will race on in his Best Hour Record attempt on Aug. 19 at the Mattamy Velodrome.

Fans enjoy art exhibition  ©  Peter Kraiker
Yonekura painting of the Lovell bike Marinoni will race on  ©  Peter Kraiker
Milton Arts Center  ©  Peter Kraiker
Hosted by filmmaker Tony Girardin, who held a Q&A after the screening, the evening included a raffle for a Marinoni frame won by Tony Garone who was awarded the frame by Girardin and former Italian pro racer, Attilio Rota.

Tony Garone winner of the Marinoni frame raffle  ©  Peter Kraiker

Lovell, dubbed the “Muhammad Ali of Cycling”, passed away on June 3 last year the same day as the great boxer. Considered by many as Canada’s first cycling icon as he dominated road cycling in the 1970s and early 1980s with 35 national titles to his name. His greatest success came at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton where he won three gold medals in record times. Later that year in he won a silver medal in the 1,000m time trial at the Track World Championships in Munich, Germany – read more here

Spanish artist Miguel Soro with painting of Jocelyn Lovell  ©  Peter Kraiker
The film has received wide acclaim the world over and records the life and times of Marinoni, founder of Cycles Marinoni, who set the 75-79 age group Best Hour Record at the Montichiari Velodrome in Montichiari, Italy in October 2012. Marinoni, who was 75 years old at the time of his record attempt, was born outside of Milan in 1937, rode 35.728km, breaking the previous record of 33km.

Marinoni movie posters  ©  Peter Kraiker
On Aug. 19 at 3pm Marinoni will attempt to set the Best Hour Record in the 80-84 UCI Masters category. The world record to beat is an impressive 38.657 km held by Paul Martinez of France.

Reservations for Standing Room at the Velodrome on Aug 19 here.

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