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Historic Overview Herman van Springel

Rider

Overall Rank28
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 wore the Maillot Jaune during four stages of the 1968 Tour de France and for three stages in 1973.

He was an accomplished time-trial rider, almost winning the Tour de France in 1968. He was beaten in the last stage by Dutch rider Jan Janssen in a time-trial. This remains as one of the closest races in Tour de France history. In the autumn that year, he won the classic Giro di Lombardia.

In 1971 he finished on the podium in 2nd place at the Giro d'Italia.

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. He finished in 6th place overall that year, the third time in his career he would finish in the top 10 of the Tour de France. He would finish in the top 10 one final time during the 1974 edition. He would win a total of five stages during his ten participations in the Tour.

He kept on cycling through the seventies and ended his impressive career at the end of the 1981 season.

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

source - Wikipedia

Badges

5 9 4 2 7 2 36

Major Victories

Giro di Lombardia 1968
Gent - Wevelgem 1966
G.P. E3 - Harelbeke 1974
Omloop Het Volk / Het Nieuwsblad 1968
Meisterschaft von Zürich 1971
Paris - Tours 1969
Bordeaux - Paris 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981
G.P. des Nations 1969, 1970
Super Prestige Pernod 1968
Le Samyn 1978
Nokere Koerse 1971
Brabantse Pijl 1970, 1974
G.P. de Wallonie 1976
Tour de France - stages 1967 (1), 1968 (1), 1969 (2), 1971 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1977 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1966 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1968 (1), 1969 (3), 1973 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1973 (1)
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 1977 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1969 (1)
More results

Seasons

Herman van Springel - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1964 Labo - Dr. Mann 30 557
2. 1965 Dr. Mann 192 238
3. 1966 Mann - Grundig 1666 18
4. 1967 Mann - Grundig 1550 17
5. 1968 Mann - Grundig 3098 4
6. 1969 Mann - Grundig 2654 6
7. 1970 Mann - Grundig 2225 8
8. 1971 Molteni 2476 6
9. 1972 Molteni 1142 35
10. 1973 Rokado - De Gribaldy 3201 4
11. 1974 M.I.C. - Ludo - De Gribaldy 2265 7
12. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 746 51
13. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 633 72
14. 1977 IJsboerke - Colnago 837 49
15. 1978 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C. 935 37
16. 1979 Marc Zeep Savon - Superia 484 100
17. 1980 Safir - Ludo 505 105
18. 1981 Safir - Ludo - Galli 419 144
Overall: 25058 28