Historic Overview Herman van Springel

Rider

Overall Rank30
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

Badges

5

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
Le Samyn 1978
Nokere Koerse 1971
Brabantse Pijl 1970, 1974
Tour de Suisse - stages 1968 (1), 1969 (3), 1973 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1973 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1977 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1966 (1)
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 1977 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1967 (1), 1968 (1), 1969 (2), 1971 (1)
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Seasons

Herman van Springel - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1964 Labo - Dr. Mann 28 459
2. 1965 Dr. Mann 180 239
3. 1966 Dr. Mann - Grundig 1641 17
4. 1967 Dr. Mann - Grundig 1498 16
5. 1968 Dr. Mann - Grundig 3036 4
6. 1969 Dr. Mann - Grundig 2505 6
7. 1970 Dr. Mann - Grundig 2129 9
8. 1971 Molteni 2437 5
9. 1972 Molteni 1066 36
10. 1973 Rokado - De Gribaldy 3135 4
11. 1974 M.I.C. - Ludo - De Gribaldy 2204 8
12. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 710 52
13. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 587 77
14. 1977 IJsboerke - Colnago 805 51
15. 1978 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C. 911 39
16. 1979 Marc Zeep Savon - Superia 451 109
17. 1980 Safir - Ludo 504 99
18. 1981 Safir - Ludo - Galli 418 138
Overall: 24245 30