Most Iconic and Most Successful Cycling Team of All Time


Herman Van Springel

Born: 14th August 1943, Ranst, Belgium
Number of professional victories: 132
Flandria 1975 - 1976
Flandria Herman Van Spingel 1976

Herman van Springel had his best years during the Merckx era, and in consequence his career was rather overshadowed by that of the famous Belgian. This did not, however, prevent him from winning the season-long Super Prestige Pernod points competition in 1968, ahead of Felice Gimondi, Jan Janssen, Merckx, and Walter Godefroot. Van Springel also finished second in the 1968 Tour de France, where he was beaten by Dutchman Jan Janssen only in the final stage's time trial. He also won the Green points jersey in the 1973 Tour, without winning a single stage.

Van Springel’s most remarkable record is his ten podium places and seven victories in Bordeaux-Paris.





Major placings whilst riding for Flandria:

1975 Flandria Jersey

1975 Flandria - Carpenter - Confortluxe
1st Bordeaux-Paris




Flandria Herman Van Spingel 1975 Bordeaux-Paris
Flandria Herman Van Spingel 1975 Bordeaux-Parisb
Flandria Herman Van Spingel-Freddy Maertens 1975