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07-12-2010, 19:47   #1
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20-03-2011, 20:27   #3
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08-01-2014, 11:20   #4
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le petit braquet

le petit braquet was very open about his cancer, and brought the forum together in a way that no-one could have imagined when he decided to sell off his cycling gear in aid of cancer charities.

Unfortunately Padraig lost his fight on 15 December 2013. A condolence thread was set-up here and we paid our last respects.

However Padraig's memory will live on. The Boards Cycles against Cancer were held in Dublin on 27 October 2013, and Munster on 3 November 2013. We hope there will be similar events in the future in memory of Padraig

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