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.
Sad day. Have lost a friend & fellow broadcaster in .@PaulSherwen Our lives intertwined via family in Uganda where Paul lived as well as the various Olympic Games we both worked on. A special man who loved his family both his own & the one he made via cycling. RIP
— Sonja McLaughlan (@Sonjamclaughlan) December 2, 2018
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