The cycling world mourns the death of Paul Sherwen. The British former rider died Sunday at the age of 62 in Uganda, where he for a while lived. The Brit was two times national champion on the road and drove in the 70’s and 80 seven times the Tour de France.
Sherwen went after his active career as a pr-man of the Motorola-team of Lance Armstrong. Later, he reported from the Tour for the British, Australian and American television. “The UCI is deeply saddened by the death of ex-pro and commentator Paul Sherwen”, reports the international cycling federation on Twitter. “We condoleren his family, friends and colleagues.”
Many (ex-)riders to express on social media their condolences. “Completely in shock and sad”, twittert Armstrong. “I met Paul in 1992 when he worked as a perschef of Motorola. A man with class and a great friend.”
“We are saddened after the passing away of Paul Sherwen, whose passion and love for cycling has much more meaning for everyone in this sport, the fans, the riders or journalists. May he rest in peace!”, tweet Quick-Step Floors.