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Thirty years ago Paul Sherwen was a wet-behind-the-ears new pro, the first man in the second wave of British cyclists to establish themselves as part of the tough world of European road racing.

Today he is famous within the sport for his work with Phil Liggett, and for more than 20 years he has been part of the soundtrack to fabulous cycling moments. But there is a lot more to Widnes-born and African-raised Paul than that, as we found out.

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