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

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
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


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1964 Labo - Dr. Mann 28 475
2. 1965 Mann 180 242
3. 1966 Mann - Grundig 1652 18
4. 1967 Mann - Grundig 1510 16
5. 1968 Mann - Grundig 3038 4
6. 1969 Mann - Grundig 2509 6
7. 1970 Mann - Grundig 2130 9
8. 1971 Molteni 2470 6
9. 1972 Molteni 1066 37
10. 1973 Rokado - De Gribaldy 3135 4
11. 1974 M.I.C. - Ludo - De Gribaldy 2253 7
12. 1975 Carpenter - Confortluxe - Flandria 746 50
13. 1976 Flandria - Velda - West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf 624 72
14. 1977 IJsboerke - Colnago 807 51
15. 1978 Marc Zeepcentrale - Superia - I.S.C. 913 40
16. 1979 Marc Zeep Savon - Superia 451 109
17. 1980 Safir - Ludo 504 100
18. 1981 Safir - Ludo - Galli 419 139
Overall: 24435 30