Cycling commentator David Duffield dies, aged 84

Cycling figures and fans pay tribute to David Duffield, who died on Sunday

David Duffield (left) and Rob Hayles
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Former Eurosport cycling commentator David Duffield has reportedly died, aged 84, on Sunday after a fall.

Current Eurosport commentator Carlton Kirby announced that Duffield had died via Twitter on Sunday afternoon, saying: "Just heard my dear friend David Duffield has died. He passed away this morning following injuries sustained in a heavy fall. Saddest of news."

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Duffield was best known for his commentary of major cycle races on Eurosport for many years, but he also had a life-long involvement with the world of cycling, having worked in the cycle industry for much of his life and been a keen racer.

He also regularly commentated live at cycling events, including the Tour Series and Tour of Britain.

After Kirby's announcement, many tributes to Duffield appeared on social media.

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