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42nd Ronde van Vlaanderen 1958 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Derycke Adds a 4th Monument

Germain Derycke achieved every Belgian's dream in 1958, a win in the Ronde! Derycke had victories in the 1953 Paris-Roubaix, 1955 Milan-San Remo, and 1957 Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The Ronde was his 4th victory in one of cycling's 5 Monuments.

With 85 km to go, Derycke attacked and escaped. Quickly 1954 Ronde winner Raymond Impanis and Marcel Janssens joined Derycke in the breakaway. The lead group was caught by 7 riders going into the closing circuits of Wetteren. Germain Derycke, the veteran classics rider, powered the sprint and crossed the finish line a bike length in front of fellow Belgian Willy Truye.

Flanders March 30, 1958
230 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Germain DERYCKE (Bel) 6h07'00"

2. Willy Truye (Bel)

3. Angelo Conterno (Ita)

Starters: 153
Finishers: 61
Average Speed: 37.601 km/h



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