Historic Overview Herman van Springel

Rider

Overall Rank19
NameHerman VAN SPRINGEL
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth14-Aug-1943 - Ranst (Antwerpen)
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Biography

Herman van Springel

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

Major Victories

Omloop Het Volk 1968
Paris - Tours 1969
Gent - Wevelgem 1966
Giro di Lombardia 1968
Bordeaux - Paris 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981
G.P. E3 - Harelbeke 1974
Super Prestige "Pernod" 1968
Meisterschaft von Zürich 1971
Tour de France - stages 1967 (1), 1968 (1), 1969 (2), 1971 (1)

Seasons

Herman van Springel - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1964 Labo - Dr. Mann 28 453
2. 1965 Dr. Mann 182 222
3. 1966 Dr. Mann - Grundig 1606 18
4. 1967 Dr. Mann 1531 15
5. 1968 Dr. Mann 3201 4
6. 1969 Dr. Mann - Grundig 2687 4
7. 1970 Dr. Mann 2284 9
8. 1971 Molteni 2610 4
9. 1972 Molteni 1019 37
10. 1973 Rokado - De Gribaldy 3295 3
11. 1974 M.I.C. - Ludo - De Gribaldy 2211 7
12. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 675 58
13. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 631 69
14. 1977 IJsboerke - Colnago 741 53
15. 1978 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C. 837 41
16. 1979 Marc Zeep Savon - Superia 459 104
17. 1980 Safir - Ludo 517 92
18. 1981 Safir 417 126
Overall: 24931 19