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‘He made the world a better place’: Matt Keenan’s tearful tribute to Paul Sherwen

Matt Keenan has paid an emotional tribute to iconic cycling broadcaster Paul Sherwen following his shock passing at just 62.

Sherwen called the Tour de France for decades on SBS alongside Phil Liggett, with his sudden death sending shockwaves around the cycling world.

Keenan, who took over from Sherwen and Liggett in 2017 as world feed broadcaster for road cycling’s biggest annual event, told Melbourne Breakfast of his special relationship with Sherwen.

“I’m not doing this without (him),” he said choking back tears.

“What I do know is both him and Paul recommended me together (to take over and commentate the Tour de France).

“He’s a guy that just made the world a better place.”

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