Germain Derycke

Germain Derycke (2 November 1929 in Bellegem – 13 January 1978 in Kortrijk) was a Belgian road bicycle racer. Derycke was a classics specialist. In his second year as a professional he came second in Liège–Bastogne–Liège. In 1953 he won Paris–Roubaix.[1] He twice stood on the podium at the world road race championship, second to Fausto Coppi in 1953 and third in 1955 behind Stan Ockers and Jean-Pierre Schmitz.

Germain Derycke
Germain Derycke (1954).jpg
Derycke in 1954
Personal information
Full nameGermain Derycke
Born(1929-11-02)2 November 1929
Belgium
Died13 January 1978(1978-01-13) (aged 48)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1950–1951Groene Leeuw
1952–1955Alcyon-Dunlop
1956–1957Faema-Guerra
1958–1959Carpano
1960Liberia-Grammont
1961Baratti-Milano
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Paris–Roubaix (1953)
La Flèche Wallonne (1954)
Milan–San Remo (1955)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1957)
Tour of Flanders (1958)

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 stage (1951)
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1953 Lugano Elite Men's Road Race
Bronze medal – third place 1955 Frascati Elite Men's Road Race

Major resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "51st Paris – Roubaix, 1953". bikeraceinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

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