When we first talked in 2003, my Paul Sherwen interview was temporarily interrupted on Tuesday when he had to put his son to bed. I called back a few minutes later and we picked up the conversation on Team Directeurs, biking buddies, his life on tv and more…
Obituary: Paul Sherwen died on Sunday at home in Africa. Paul was known in every corner of the cycling World, from rider, team manager and TV commentator he was half of the 'Voice of Cycling' with Phil Liggett. Ed Hood pays his respects to a legend in the sport we love.
When we first talked in 2003, Paul Sherwen immediately stood out from the crowd by not only accepting my request for an interview - but actually phoning me back from his home in Uganda to continue the interview. This one's worth another read, and as I got to know him over the years and several more interviews, his warm and chatty personality never changed, and set him in a class of ...pure class.
Dec 03, 2018 - The loss of Paul Sherwen will be felt by many. Burgos-BH suspends its self - Top Story. Cyclocross from Hasselt and Mol - Results and video. Quintana on the Movistar 3, Roompot-Charles presentation, Sagan looking at Yorkshire, cross Stybar, Heulot to Rally, Nokere Koerse, Wanty development, Dunkirk, Landa Giro/Tour, Sky kit, Canyon-DHB, BMC, and sponsor for Contador team.
On Sunday the sad news came through from Africa that Paul Sherwen had passed away. Paul rode the Tour de France and fought his way over the mountains to finish on five occasions. He was also British road champion, plus manager of the Raleigh-Banana team in the late 80s. Paul will be well remembered for his TV work, partnering Phil Liggett.
It may have been Good Friday during the Easter holidays, but Paul Shewen was in his Kampala office and ready to answer our questions before he jetted off to cover Paris-Roubaix for NBC Sports. As always, Paul had lots to say, and - as usual - it was all very interesting and insightful. Paul and I have not spoken for quite a few years, but it felt like just yesterday that we were together in a team car somewhere in Europe.
It’s not easy getting the great and the good of pro cycling on the telephone, but it’s a lot easier when they call you back! The gentlemanly Paul Sherwen, one half of pro road racing’s most famous commentary team, returned our call from his office in Uganda to shoot the breeze on his other day job, Lance, The Shack and more...!
As journalists we’re supposed to present a balanced view of our sport, but sometimes it’s hard, especially considering the events surrounding this year’s Tour de France. Today we went a long way to try and get a balanced view – all the way to Uganda to talk to a man who can always be relied upon to give a thoughtful perspective – Paul Sherwen.