Niels Albert

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Niels Albert
Niels Albert WK 2007 2.jpg
Personal information
Full name Niels Albert
Born (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 28)
Bonheiden, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 66 kg (10 st 6 lb)
Team information
Current team BKCP-Powerplus
Discipline Cyclo-cross and road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2005– Palmans-Sapim-Collstrop
Major wins
Cyclo-cross
World Cup
Overall classification (2010–11, 2012–13)
11 individual races
Superprestige
14 individual races
BPost Bank Trophy
Overall classification (2012–13)
15 individual races
World Championships (2009, 2012)
National Championships (2011)
Infobox last updated on
26 February 2014

Niels Albert (born 5 February 1986 in Bonheiden, near Antwerp, Belgium) is a professional cyclo-cross racing cyclist who currently resides in Tremelo. He rides for the BKCP-Powerplus team.[1]

Career[edit]

Similarly to Sven Nys, Albert began BMX racing, in which he was two times Belgian National Champion, before switching to cyclo-cross. On 8 October 2006 Albert took his first major senior victory at Grote Prijs Pro Cycling Neerpelt, Belgium. Albert won the first International cyclo-cross of the 2007/08 season with a victory in Erpe-Mere, Belgium.[2] Albert scored another big victory with the Superprestige in Gieten, the Netherlands where riding for the first time in the Elite category of the annual Gieten race, he beat Sven Nys and Lars Boom.[3]

He finished second at the 2008/09 Belgian Cyclo-cross Championships (behind Sven Nys).

In 2009, he became the Cyclo-cross world champion in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands. He took a second World Champion title in 2012, after a solo victory in Koksijde.[4]

Palmares[edit]

Cyclo-cross[edit]

2001–2002
1st MaillotBélgica.svg National Under-17 Championships
2003–2004
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Junior Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.svg National Junior Championships
2004–2005
1st, Beuvry, Leudelange
2nd, European Under-23 Championships
2005–2006
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Under-23 Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.svg National Under-23 Championships
1st, Rijkevorsel
3rd, World Under-23 Championships
2006–2007
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Under-23 Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.svg National Under-23 Championships
1st, Antwerpen, Loenhout, Neerpelt & Oostmalle
2nd, World Under-23 Championships
2007–2008
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Under-23 Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Under-23 Championships
1st, Ardooie, Dudzele, Erpe-Mere, Lille, Gieten, Maldegem, Hoogstraten, Vorselaar & Oostmalle
2008–2009
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Championships
1st, Erpe-Mere, Zonhoven, Ardooie, Tabor, Veghel-Eerde, Tervuren, Otegem
2nd, National Championships
2009–2010
2nd, World Cup
Winner in Treviso, Pilzen, Nommay and Hoogerheide (Grand Prix Adri van der Poel)
Superprestige races:
Winner in Hoogstraten & Gavere
Gazet van Antwerpen Trophy:
verliezer in Namur & Essen
1st, Ardooie, Dottenijs, Eernegem, Erpe-Mere, Neerpelt, Overijse
2010–2011
1st, World Cup
Winner in Coxyde, Igorre,
Superprestige races:
Winner in Diegem
Gazet van Antwerpen Trophy:
Winner in Azencross
Cyclocross Tervuren
1st MaillotBélgica.svg National Championships
2011–2012
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Championships
Superprestige races:
Winner in Ruddervorde & Zonhoven & Diegem
Gazet van Antwerpen Trophy:
Winner in Azencross
Vlaamse Industrieprijs Bosduin
Grand Prix de la Région Wallonne
2nd National Championships
10th World Cup

Road[edit]

2007
3rd Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
2009
1st Stage 1 Mi-Août Bretonne
1st Prologue Boucles de la Mayenne
4th Overall Tour Alsace
1st Stages 2 & 5
2010
5th Overall Circuito Montañes
1st Stage 6
2011
1st Stage 2 Tour Alsace
7th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
2013
8th Ronde van Limburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BKCP-Powerplus (BKP) – BEL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Albert clinches win in season's first cross". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Albert makes thirteen an unlucky number for Nys". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  4. ^ "Albert rijdt solo naar wereldtitel in Koksijde" (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 November 2012. 

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