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The 90 Year Old Cyclist : Benjamin Piovesan

image Piovesan engraved stem on an Eddy Merckx frame..
This is a film portrait of Florent Piovesan’s grandfather, Benjamin Piovesan, illustrated through his love of cycling. Benjamin immigrated to France, at the end of World War II, when he was 14 years old (approximately 1947) with his family who were looking for employment opportunities.

Growing up in France, Benjamin’s parents bought him a bike when he was young so he could come home to the family farm once a week from his work some 25 kilometers away. But then, life took over, and Benjamin didn’t ride for many years until his son, Patrick, got involved in serious cycling. Patrick bought his dad a road bike and Benjamin started cycling again.

Florent Piovesan:
“10 years ago I made a short documentary about my grandfather who was 80 at the time and still cycling everyday. The video was very well received and was even Staff Picked! This was my first proper short documentary and of course it was made with limited gear, experience and budget.”


The 90 Year Old Cyclist | A life portrait of my grandfather from Of Two Lands on Vimeo.

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