Tour de France commentator and former professional racing cycling Paul Sherwan died at the age of 62 yesterday evening.
According to a statement on NBC Sports, the Briton passed away at his home in Uganda.
Sherwen, who turned professional in 1978, raced seven Tour de France editions and commentated during 33, mostly alongside Phil Liggett.
“I plucked Paul off the Promenade des Anglais at the end of a stage of Paris-Nice and asked him in 1986 if he would work with me on TV,” said Liggett.
“He said ‘he would give it a go’. So started 33 years together, laughing and working our way around the world.
“The tributes to him have been immense, showing how much he was loved and how happy he made people. Teams, riders, federations, friends and fans have all remembered him.
“I have lost a friend and partner of immense stature. He will never be replaced.”
In their statement, NBC offered their condolences to his wife Katherine and their children.
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