When people ask me how long it took to make this film, I often say one year to film, one year to edit, and before all that, three years to convince Giuseppe Marinoni to participate in the project.
It was like luring a mythical creature from its den, and being lucky enough to have a camera on hand to capture it.
- Tony Girardin
A WORD FROM THE FILMMAKER
ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Now age 75, Marinoni is back in shape, and decides to attempt the world hour record for his age group on a legendary bike he built with his own hands almost 40 years ago.
Photo: Julie Lee
Photo: David Eberts