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  Costante Girardengo    

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Costante Girardengo was born on March 18, 1893. He died on February 9, 1978.

The Italian rider won the Giro d'Italia twice, the Tour of Lombardy three times, and the Milan-San Remo Classic six times.

Giradengo won the 1919 Giro d'Italia in front of Gaetano Belloni of Italy and Marcel Buysse of Belgium.

Girardengo also won the 1923 Giro d'Italia in front of Giovanni Brunero and Bartolomeo Aymo of Italy.

Girardengo was 2nd in the 1925 Giro d'Italia behind fellow Italian Alfredo Binda.

Girardengo was also 2nd to Binda in the inaugural World Championship Road Race in 1927.

Girardengo won the Milan-San Remo Classic six times (1918, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928), a record which stood until Eddy Merckx broke it in 1976 with seven victories, the current record.

Girardengo also won the Tour of Lombardy Classic three times, in 1919, 1921, and 1922.

Costante Girardengo at left, Alfredo Binda at right. Picture courtesy of www.blog.wilier.it

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