Actor Ben Stiller pays tribute to Paul Sherwen after death at 62

The Hollywood star said he was lucky to have met Sherwen

Actor Ben Stiller at the 2009 Tour de France (Photo by Alexandre MARCHI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Hollywood star Ben Stiller has paid tribute to retired racer and broadcaster Paul Sherwen who died last weekend.

Sherwen died at home in Uganda at the age of 62, sparking an enormous outpouring of grief in the cycling world.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.