Germain Derycke was born on November 2, 1929. He died on January 13, 1978.
The Belgian rider was a proven performer in the one-day races.
Derycke won the 1953 Paris-Roubaix Classic in front of Donato Piazza of Italy and Wont Wagtmans of Holland.
Derycke won the 1955 Milan-San Remo Classic.
Derycke won the 1958 Tour of Flanders Classic.
Derycke tied for victory in the 1957 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic with fellow Belgian Frans Schoubben.
Derycke was also 2nd in the the 1953 World Championship Road Race, behind Fausto Coppi of Italy.
In addition, Derycke was 3rd in the 1955 World Championship Road Race behind Stan Ockers of Belgium and J-P Schmitz of Luxembourg.