Paul Sherwen, Broadcaster and Former Pro, Passes Away Age 62
He brought the Tour de France to life for many
Paul Sherwen, passed away in Uganda, Sunday morning at the age of 62. Sherwen participated in 40 editions of the Tour de France, 7 as a rider and 33 on the media side. The cause of the iconic commentators death is still unknown, but it has been confirmed by Ugandan officials.
NBC Sports released this statement:
“We are saddened to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Paul Sherwen, who passed away this morning at his home in Uganda,
“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.
Our thoughts are with Paul’s wife, Katherine, their children, and all of those in the cycling community who became Paul Sherwen fans over his many years calling the sport he loved.”
More info to come.
We were truly saddened by the news of the passing of @PaulSherwen. A former national champion and a great voice of our sport, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
— British Cycling (@BritishCycling) December 2, 2018
Completely shocked and saddened to hear of Paul Sherwen’s passing. Met Paul in 1992 when he worked as our press officer for Team Motorola. He was always a class act and a great friend. My deepest condolences go out to his family. RIP Climber.
— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) December 2, 2018
Paul Sherwen’s many fans will miss his being the voice of pro cycling. I will miss seeing him at the races for his humor and graciousness. He always pretended he remembered me from my racing days. He surely didn’t. But he liked to show respect for and interest in all he met.
— Derek Bouchard-Hall (@DBouchardHall) December 2, 2018
I’m deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Sherwen. An absolute gentleman – I knew him for over 20 years & listened to him & Phil for almost 30. Always generous with his time, I learnt plenty working alongside him. My sincere condolences to his family & loved ones pic.twitter.com/lLTe0bDdXC
— Robbie McEwen (@mcewenrobbie) December 2, 2018