19 July 1950 |
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Jocelyn Bjorn Lovell (born 19 July 1950) is a former cyclist from Canada. He competed at three Olympic Games.
Lovell dominated Canadian road cycling in the 1970s and early 1980s; 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 continued to race as an amateur into the early 1980s. However, tragedy struck on 4 August 1983 when he was involved in a collision with a dump truck while training in Halton Region, just northwest of Toronto. The truck hit him from behind and broke his neck and pelvis. He is now a quadriplegic. No charges were laid.
Lovell was born in Norwich, England in 1950. He moved with his family to Canada in 1954. He started cycle racing when he was 13.
- "Jocelyn Lovell Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- "Cycling". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
- Parrish, Wayne (7 August 1983). "Intensity: A Lovell Trademark". The Sunday Star (Toronto). p. E1.
- Sokol 1983, pp. D1,D3.
- Klane 2002.
- Ormsby 2007.
- Klane, Lynn (24 October 2002). "Jocelyn Lovell: Rebel biker". CBC Archives (Toronto). Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
- Ormsby, Mary (24 August 2007). "Wheels are still turning for Lovell". Toronto Star. pp. S4. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
- Sokol, Al (6 August 1983). "Hit by a truck premier cyclist fighting for his life". The Saturday Star (Toronto). pp. D1, D3.
- A full career summary at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
- PDF of a St. Michael's College article, Fall 2008 article discussing Flying Fathers hockey team also mentions Jocelyn Lovell's accident