Founded by the great Professional -1912-1936- champion Costante Girardengo
(1893-1978) and his two sons Luciano and Ettore in Alessandria, Novi Ligure, Italy.
The assembly of Girardengo bicycles was moved to the prison of Alessandria,
Novi Ligure in the mid-1960s.
Constante Girardengo's Palmarès include:
1913 Italian Road Championship
1914 Italian Road Championship; Milano-Torino
1918 Milano-San Remo
1919 Giro del Piemonte; Giro d’Italia; Italian
Road Championship; Milano-Torino; Giro di Lombardia
1920 Giro del Piemonte; Italian Road
1921 Italian Road Championship; Milano-San Remo; Giro di Lombardia
1922 Italian Road Championship; Giro di Lombardia
1923 Italian Road Championship; Milano-San Remo; Milano-Torino
1924 Giro del Piemonte; Giro d’Italia; Italian Road Championship
1925 Italian Road Championship; Milano-San Remo
1926 Milano-San Remo
1927 Milano-San Remo
Courtesy Chuck Schmidt
Girardengo, Constante (1893- 1978)
He was the first rider to be declared a “Campionissimo,” or “Champion of champions.” He was Italian road champion a record nine times in a row. But for the intervention of World War I, when no national championship was held in Italy from 1915 to 1918, the record might have been even greater.