Marinoni Best Hour Attempt, Film and Jocelyn Lovell Tribute
Renowned frame-builder Giuseppe Marinoni’s Best Hour Record attempt is set to take place on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ont. with a screening of Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame at the Milton Centre for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 18 at 7:00pm.
Marinoni’s upcoming attempt will pay tribute to friend and associate Canadian cycling legend Jocelyn Lovell, who passed away in June of last year. The film screening hosted by filmmaker Tony Girardin will honour Lovell and include a raffle for a Marinoni frame. Screening tickets are available online for $10.
Marinoni, the legendary frame-builder who started Quebec-based Marinoni Bicycles, will attempt to set a new distance in the 80-84 UCI Masters Best Hour Record category. In October 2012, Marinoni set the 75-79 age-group Best Hour Record at the Montichiari Velodrome in Montichiari, Italy.
Tickets are available for free to view Marinoni’s record attempt on the 19th through Eventbrite, with several tour buses departing from Montreal, Que. and Ottawa, Ont. to transport spectators to the event for the price of $40. For more information, visit www.marinonimovie.com.
Giuseppe Marinoni set the Best Hour record for 75-79 year olds in 2012 ...can he do it again?
Legendary Jocelyn Lovell was Canada’s first cycling icon.