Lovell dominated Canadian cycling in the 1960s and 1970s; winning dozens of national titles as well as gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games. He brought Canadian cycling back into the international limelight.
He is now a quadriplegic, having been injured in an incident involving a dump truck while training on the road. He accuses doctors of doing too little to cure paralysis. Lovell was married to speed skater Sylvia Burka.
- A biographical news story from CBC Digital: 
- A full career summary at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame: