Cycling

Cycling fraternity shocked by death of veteran commentator

2018-12-03 07:46
Paul Sherwen
Paul Sherwen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Respected cycling commentator and former professional rider Paul Sherwen has died at the age of 62 in Uganda.

The Englishman made his name during the 1980s, competing seven times in the Tour de France and twice becoming British national champion.

According to The Guardian, he later moved into broadcasting and worked for Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France for several years before moving to NBC Sports in America.

The 2018 Tour de France, in which Geraint Thomas won his first title, was the 33rd Sherwen had commentated on.

Several well-known names in the cycling fraternity paid their respects on social media:

 

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