Historic Overview Costante Girardengo

Rider

Overall Rank65
NameCostante GIRARDENGO
Country
  Italy
Date of birth18-Mar-1893 - Novi Ligure (Piemonte)
Date of death09-Feb-1978 - Novi Ligure (Piemonte)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Costante Girardengo - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1912 Maino 218 72
2. 1913 Maino 654 28
3. 1914 Maino - Dunlop 695 21
4. 1915 Bianchi 33 53
5. 1916 Bianchi 0 51
6. 1917 Bianchi 516 3
7. 1918 Bianchi 687 2
8. 1919 Stucchi - Dunlop 2807 1
9. 1920 Stucchi - Dunlop 482 37
10. 1921 Stucchi - Pirelli 1853 4
11. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 1335 10
12. 1923 Maino 2560 1
13. 1924 Maino 758 23
14. 1925 Wolsit - Pirelli 2259 3
15. 1926 Wolsit - Pirelli 1354 11
16. 1927 Wolsit - Pirelli 240 90
17. 1928 Maino - Dunlop 595 30
18. 1929 Maino - Clément 0 748
19. 1930 Maino - Clément 172 138
20. 1931 Maino - Clément 0 722
21. 1932 Maino - Clément 135 164
22. 1933 Maino - Clément 107 176
23. 1934 Maino - Clément 0 917
24. 1935 Maino - Girardengo 51 361
25. 1936 Maino 9 706
Overall: 17520 65

Biography

Costante Girardengo (Italian pronunciation: [koˈstante dʒirarˈdeŋɡo]; 18 March 1893 - 9 February 1978) was an Italian professional road bicycle racer, considered by many to be one of the finest riders in the history of the sport. He was the first rider to be declared a "Campionissimo" or "champion of champions" by the Italian media and fans. At the height of his popularity in the 1920s he was said to be more popular than Mussolini and it was decreed that all express trains should stop in his home town Novi Ligure, an honour only normally awarded to heads of state.

His career achievements include two wins in the Giro d'Italia, six wins in Milan–San Remo, three wins in the Giro di Lombardia; he was also Italian road race champion on nine occasions. His professional career was extensive, lasting from 1912 to 1936 and was interrupted by World War I which robbed Girardengo of some of his best years. He was ranked number one in the World in 1919, 1922, 1923, 1925 and 1926. He raced almost exclusively in his home country as was the custom in those days, as foreign travel was not easy. Girardengo was of only small stature and this earned him the nickname "The Novi Runt".

source - Wikipedia