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.