Historic Overview Costante Girardengo

Rider

Overall Rank52
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 Individual 242 69
2. 1913 Maino 724 27
3. 1914 Maino 769 20
4. 1915 Bianchi 36 53
5. 1916 Bianchi 0 51
6. 1917 Bianchi 571 3
7. 1918 Bianchi 761 2
8. 1919 Stucchi 3108 1
9. 1920 Stucchi 537 35
10. 1921 Stucchi 2003 4
11. 1922 Bianchi 1560 9
12. 1923 Maino 2747 1
13. 1924 Maino 882 22
14. 1925 Wolsit 2222 3
15. 1926 Wolsit 1353 9
16. 1927 Wolsit 238 88
17. 1928 Maino 588 29
18. 1929 Maino 0 683
19. 1930 Maino 169 136
20. 1931 Maino 0 702
21. 1932 Maino 136 164
22. 1933 Maino 105 174
23. 1934 Maino 0 873
24. 1935 Maino 50 354
25. 1936 Maino 9 675
Overall: 18810 52

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