Updated 10.27.2011
   
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.


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.

Constante Girardengo's Palmarès include:  

1913 Italian Road Championship
1914 Italian Road Championship; Milano-Torino
1915 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
Championship; Milano-Torino
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
                          
Chuck Schmidt

Constante Girardengo

            

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Aldo Ross's 1964 Girardengo bicycle
 
(click for larger view)

 

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