Girardengo, Constante

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Girardengo, Constante Gender: M
born on 18 March 1893 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Novi Ligure, Italy, 44n46, 8e47
Timezone LST m12e29 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°18' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 04°46 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 13°04'

Constante Girardengo


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".

He died 9 February 1978.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 1


  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes