Historic Overview Herman van Springel

Rider

Overall Rank22
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)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1968 (1), 1969 (3), 1973 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1973 (1)
More results

Seasons

Herman van Springel - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1964 Labo - Dr. Mann 27 459
2. 1965 Dr. Mann 178 230
3. 1966 Dr. Mann - Grundig 1626 16
4. 1967 Dr. Mann - Grundig 1488 15
5. 1968 Dr. Mann - Grundig 3014 4
6. 1969 Dr. Mann - Grundig 2499 4
7. 1970 Dr. Mann - Grundig 2124 9
8. 1971 Molteni 2427 5
9. 1972 Molteni 1066 35
10. 1973 Rokado - De Gribaldy 3135 3
11. 1974 M.I.C. - Ludo - De Gribaldy 2204 7
12. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 705 49
13. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 587 70
14. 1977 IJsboerke - Colnago 695 53
15. 1978 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C. 784 42
16. 1979 Marc Zeep Savon - Superia 427 104
17. 1980 Safir - Ludo 494 93
18. 1981 Safir - Ludo - Galli 407 129
Overall: 23887 22