Stunning 1981 wool retro jersey from this Belgian team that featured Herman Van Springel in the team of 20 riders.
The GS Safir Galli Ludo team was centered around the fabulously-named Herman Van Springle who spent his final year as a pro with the team. Although he was not just there for the free bike and racing jersey, he won the incredibly lengthy Bordeaux-Paris pro race for the seventh time (other victories: 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, and 1980).
Most of the 20 riders in the team were Belgian, but early Australian pioneer John Trevorrow was on the team as well as Canadians Richard Meehan and Ron Hayman (laterly of the US 7-Eleven team).
There is an interesting and factual blog article on the centerlinerule blog with a super team post card on there too.
As well as this 1981 version, we also have the 1979 version of the Safir/Ludo team jersey by Tricodnar.
Date Submitted: 17 May 2016