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Robert Lepertel, Architect of the Modern PBP, Dies at 88
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Vale Robert Lepertel
News from ACPMonday 27th May 2013

Robert Lepertel died yesterday after a cerebrovascular accident few days ago.

Robert Lepertel was president of the Audax Club Parisien from 1967 to 1983.

He managed the BRM outside France from 1966 to 1998 and in 2003 and he was the first to authorize the organization of brevet de Randonneurs outside France. That’s why the Brevets de Randonneurs Français (created in 1921) became in 1976 the Brevets de Randonneurs Européens. Then, he created with some of you in 1983 the Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux.

Of course, he was one of the main organizers of Paris-Paris-Brest Randonneur. He was the sole manager from 1975 to 1987 and part of the organization from 1966 to 1999, except in 1991.

Bob was retired from the ACP activities for some years. His poor health during the last years obliged him to stay at home most of the time but he was always there for our main meetings. It’s a real lost for the Audax Club Parisien and the BRM.

Please forward this message to all the riders who appreciated Bob… and I know there are a lot! J

All my thoughts are now for his wife Suzanne. She was wonderfull with Bob, especially during the last years. Please join me to support her during these sad days.

Best regards,

Jean-Gualbert FABUREL
Audax Club Parisien
76 rue de la République
+33 1 34 75 98 57

Canadian Réal Préfontaine with Lepertel in 1999


Additional: A Conversation with Bob Lepertel
(Bill Bryant interviewed Lepertel in 2010 for the RUSA newsletter. The discussion includes Lepertel's life and family, as well as his involvement with ACP, les RM and PBP.)


May 30, 2013