Iconic cycling commentator Paul Sherwen dies aged 62

Paul Sherwen

Iconic voice of cycling and former professional rider Paul Sherwen has passed away at 62-years-old.

He was the voice of the Tour de France for many viewers commentating alongside Phil Ligget for decades most recently on NBC Sports. 

Sherwen, a native of Lancashire in the UK, was in Uganda when he passed away.

The 2018 Tour – which saw Geraint Thomas win his first title – was the 33rd Sherwen had commentated on.

“We were truly saddened by the news of the passing of @PaulSherwen,” read a message from British Cycling on Twitter. “A former national champion and a great voice of our sport, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”

“Paul was synonymous with the Tour de France in the U.S. and will be greatly missed by his legions of fans and the NBC Sports family, which was honored to be part of Paul’s 40th Tour last July,” NBC Sports said in a statement.


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