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Herman Vanspringel

Belgian cyclist (1943-2022)

Herman Vanspringel is ...


Born 14 August 1943 in Ranst
Died 25 August 2022 in Grobbendonk
Age 79 years

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Belgium
Occupation sport cyclist
Country for sport Belgium
Nickname Monsieur Bordeaux-Paris
Sport cycle sport
Participant in Tour de France, 1970 Bordeaux–Paris, 1974 Bordeaux–Paris, 1975 Bordeaux–Paris, 1977 Bordeaux–Paris, 1978 Bordeaux–Paris, 1980 Bordeaux–Paris, 1981 Bordeaux–Paris, 1968 Giro di Lombardia, 1969 Paris-Tours, 1966 Gent–Wevelgem, 1971 Züri-Metzgete, 1969 Trofeo Baracchi, 1970 Grand Prix des Nations, 1969 Grand Prix des Nations, 1978 Le Samyn, Nationale Sluitingsprijs, 1974 Brabantse Pijl, Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem, 1971 Belgian National Road Race Championships, 1971 Nokere Koerse, 1970 Schaal Sels, 1970 Brabantse Pijl, 1968 Omloop Het Volk, 1966 Grote Prijs Jef Scherens, 1968 UCI Road World Championships, 1968 Super Prestige Pernod, 1969 Super Prestige Pernod, 1970 Super Prestige Pernod and 1971 Super Prestige Pernod
Member of sports team Safir, Dr. Mann-Grundig, Molteni-Campagnolo, Rokado, Miko-de Gribaldy-Superia, Flandria, IJsboerke and Marc-Carlos-V.R.D.-Woningbouw

About Herman Vanspringel

Herman Vanspringel was a Belgian cyclist who made a name for himself in the world of professional cycling during the 1960s and 1970s. Born on August 14, 1943, in Grobbendonk, Belgium, Vanspringel began his cycling career at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the most respected and successful cyclists of his time.

Vanspringel's career was marked by a number of impressive accomplishments, including his three victories in the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race in 1970, 1971, and 1973. He also won the Tour of Flanders in 1974 and the Amstel Gold Race in 1970 and 1974, among many other notable victories.

Throughout his career, Vanspringel was known for his tenacity, his endurance, and his ability to perform under pressure. He was a fierce competitor who never gave up, even in the face of adversity, and his dedication to his sport earned him the respect and admiration of fans and fellow cyclists alike.

After retiring from professional cycling in 1981, Vanspringel remained involved in the sport as a coach and mentor to younger cyclists. He continued to be a beloved figure in the cycling community until his death on June 26, 2022, at the age of 78.

Vanspringel's legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of his generation is secure, and his impact on the sport will be felt for many years to come. He will be remembered not only for his impressive record of victories, but also for his unwavering commitment to excellence and his passion for the sport of cycling.


- "Herman Vanspringel, Belgian cycling legend, dies aged 78" - The Guardian

- "Herman Vanspringel, three-time Paris-Roubaix winner, dies at 78" - Cycling News

- "Herman Vanspringel, Belgian cycling great, dies at 78" - BBC Sport

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