Ex-pro racer who turned pro pundit alongside Phil Liggett has passed away

Former professional cyclist turned TV pundit Paul sherwen has died at the age of 62.

As a racer, Sherwen competed seven times in the Tour de France and was also a past British road and circuit race champion.

Many will know him best for his subsequent career as co-commentator to Phil Liggett, with whom he covered 33 editions of the race.

The pair worked mainly for the American broadcaster NBC, although their feed was syndicated to channels in other English-speaking countries including, for a time, ITV in the UK.

Born in Lancashire, Sherwen spent part of his youth in Kenya and would later make his home in Uganda, where he had interests in a gold mine.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.