Paul Sherwen Biography
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|Paul Sherwen was born on 7th June 1956 and died 2nd December 2018. He was an English professional racing cyclist and later a broadcaster on cycling, notably the Tour de France. Paul Sherwen raced in seven editions of the Tour, finishing five, and gained a reputation for his ability to suffer over long mountain stages.|
|Paul Sherwen Personal information|
|Paul Sherwen Full name||William Paul Sherwen|
|Paul Sherwen Birth||7 June 1956 Widnes, Lancashire, England|
|Paul Sherwen Died||2 December 2018 (aged 62) Kampala, Uganda|
|Paul Sherwen Cause of Death||Not yet established, Pending Autopsy|
|Paul Sherwen Wife||Katherine Sherwen (m. ?–2018)|
|Paul Sherwen Children||He had 2 Kids|
|Paul Sherwen Net Worth||He had an estimated Net Worth of $ 0.7 Million as at the time of his death|
|1978–1979||Fiat – La France|
|1980–1983||La Redoute – Motobecane|
|1985||La Redoute – Cycles MBK|
|1986||Raleigh – Weinmann|
|1987||Raleigh – Banana|
|National Circuit Race Championship (1986)
National Road Race Championship (1987)
Paul Sherwen Cycling career
Paul Sherwen was Born in Widnes, Lancashire. North West England and grew up in Kenya. His first sporting activity was as a swimmer, competing in the under-14 Kenyan swimming championship and finishing second. After he returned to Britain, he won the regional under-18 championship for Runcorn and District. However, at 16, he switched from swimming to cycling and rode for the Weaver Valley CC in Cheshire, receiving guidance from Manchester coach Harold Nelson and trained regularly with other local riders destined for professional careers, notably Graham Jones, John Herety and Ian Binder.
At the age of 19, he won the season-long Star Trophy series in 1976 while riding for Altrincham Road Club, winning the Manx International and the Archer Pernod GP and two stages in the Tour of Malago.
In 1977, he won Folkestone-London, attacking from the gun. For the French team ACBB (Athletic Club Boulogne Billancourt) he won Paris-Barentin, Paris-Mauberge, and the Tour de l’Essone was third in the amateur Paris–Roubaix and second in the British championship. Sherwen won the Archer Grand Prix cycle race in 1976 and 1977. Despite spending only part of the year in France due to examinations, he managed the second position in the season-long Palme d’Or competition. 1977 which saw him ride the world championship in Venezuela, the pro-am Étoile des Éspoirs and the Scottish Milk Race.
He turned professional for Fiat under Raphaël Géminiani and later rode as a domestique in the La Redoute cycling team in 1978.
He finished 70th in the 1978 Tour de France. In 1980, he came close to being eliminated on the third stage of the Tour. He completed the race outside the cut-off time (a percentage of the winner’s time) but was reinstated because of his solo chase after a crash. The reinstatement delayed abandonment, and he was to repeat the process six years later.
In 1979 and 1980, Sherwen was 19th and 11th in Milan–San Remo, and 15th in the 1984 Paris–Roubaix. In 1982, he finished third in the Tour du Haut Var, won by Sean Kelly, following a stage win in the season-opening Tour of the Mediterranean. Sherwen came second in the Four Days of Dunkirk in 1983, winning a stage. He won the Grand Prix de Denain.
In the Tour, Sherwen finished 111th in 1982 and 116th in 1984. During the last mountain stage of 1984, he diced with the cut-off time. Riding with Australian cyclist Allan Peiper towards the summit at La Plagne, Peiper was knocked from his bike by a Dutch enthusiast. Sherwen – aware of the cut-off – told him to get back on his bike and they crossed the line just inside the limit.
Up until the conclusion of the 2016 Tour de France, Sherwen commentated for Australia’s SBS Network and the United States’ NBC Sports with Phil Liggett. Sherwen and Liggett then commentated for NBC Sports only.
Paul Sherwen Death and Cause
Paul Sherwen resided in Kampala, Uganda where he had interests in a gold mine, commuting between Uganda and the United States regularly.
He died on 2nd December 2018, at the age of 62. The cause of Death is yet to be established, pending an autopsy.
Paul Sherwen Family
Paul Sherwen is survived by his wife, Katherine Sherwen and 2 children.