GIUSEPPE MARINONI TO ATTEMPT 80-YEAR-OLD BEST HOUR RECORD

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All eyes will be on Mon­treal’s renowned frame-builder Giuseppe Marinoni this Au­gust as he goes for his sec­ond Best Hour Record tri­umph on Satur­day, Aug. 19 at Mat­tamy Na­tional Cy­cling Cen­tre’s velo­drome in Mil­ton, Ont.

Fans can en­joy the amaz­ing story of his life in the film Marinoni: The Fire in

the Frame by Tony Gi­rardin the evening before, to set the stage for his Best Hour Record attempt.

In Oc­to­ber 2012, Marinoni, founder of Cy­cles Marinoni, set the 75-79 age group Best Hour Record at the Mon­tichiari Velo­drome in Mon­tichiari, Italy.

Marinoni, who was 75 years old at the time of his record attempt, was born out­side of Mi­lan, Italy in 1937. Dur­ing his record attempt in 2012, Marinoni rode 35.728 kilo­me­tres, break­ing the pre­vi­ous record of 33 kilo­me­tres.

Marinoni is preparing for his next Hour chal­lenge, which places him in the 80-84 UCI Masters Hour Record age group. The cur­rent 80-84 UCI Masters Best Hour Record was set in 2015 by then-81-year-old Bri­tish rider Walter Fowler at the New­port Velo­drome.

That record cur­rently stands at 35.772 kilo­me­tres.

Un­der Marinoni will be the same bike used in his last record ride: Jo­ce­lyn Lovell’s 1978 ma­chine. Lovell, who passed away in June 2016, was a leg­endary Cana­dian rider who dom­i­nated on the track and road in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Marinoni will un­der­take this lat­est record attempt “In Lov­ing Memory of Jo­ce­lyn Lovell.” The bike will be out­fit­ted with an aero bar set-up and disc wheel, which were not used dur­ing Marinoni’s 75-79 age group record ride.

En­try into the velo­drome for the record attempt is free for spec­ta­tors, with the pos­si­bil­ity of re­serv­ing seat­ing in ad­vance.

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