Historic Overview Herman van Springel

Rider

Overall Rank18
NameHerman VAN SPRINGEL
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth14-Aug-1943 - Ranst (Antwerpen)
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Herman van Springel - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1964 Dr. Mann 28 453
2. 1965 Dr. Mann 182 217
3. 1966 Dr. Mann 1606 17
4. 1967 Dr. Mann 1402 19
5. 1968 Dr. Mann 3201 4
6. 1969 Dr. Mann 2687 4
7. 1970 Dr. Mann 2028 11
8. 1971 Molteni 2610 4
9. 1972 Molteni 1019 37
10. 1973 Rokado 3295 3
11. 1974 Mic 2211 6
12. 1975 Flandria 675 55
13. 1976 Flandria 631 69
14. 1977 IJsboerke 741 50
15. 1978 Zeepcentrales 837 40
16. 1979 Zeepcentrales 459 101
17. 1980 Safir 517 91
18. 1981 Safir 417 123
Overall: 24546 18

Biography

Herman Van Springel (born 14 August 1943) is a Belgian former road racing cyclist, from Grobbendonk, in the Flemish Campine or Kempen region.

He was an accomplished time-trial rider, almost winning the Tour de France in 1968, when he was beaten in the last stage by Dutchman, Jan Janssen in a time-trial. In the autumn that year, he won the classic Giro di Lombardia.

He won a record seven editions of the marathon Bordeaux–Paris. He also won the green jersey in the 1973 Tour de France without winning a single stage. However, he did win five stages during his ten participations in the Tour. He kept on cycling through the seventies and ended his long career at the end of 1981.

Flemish TV-maker and presenter, Marc Uytterhoeven, motivated by the 1968 Tour, founded a Herman Van Springel fan club.

source - Wikipedia