Really sad news for the cycling community.Paul Sherwen sadly passed on aged 62 at his home in Uganda due to heart problems.He was brought up in Kenya but came to England in his teens and rode his first Tour De France in 1978 and finished 70th.He subsequently rode it another six times never bettering his first ride.In his last year as a pro he won the British Road Race Championship.
in 1989 he joined channel 4's Tour De France team with Phil Liggett and they became the voice of U.K television cycling.I never missed a tour stage in the 1990's and it was great watching the Indurain years and the emergence of Armstrong later in that decade.
I always thought Paul and Phil's commentary was always first class especially Paul's input from being a pro in the bunch.
He will be sadly missed
(Paul is on the left of the picture with Phil Liggett)