Niels Albert had plenty of time to celebrate Saturday in Dottignies. Bart Hazen

Niels Albert had plenty of time to celebrate Saturday in Dottignies. Bart Hazen

by Bart Hazen

Dottignies, Belgium – Belgian Champion Niels Albert continued his strong season Saturday, adding another win to his palmares at the GP Dottignies.

While “King” Albert, as he is also mentioned in the circuit, dominated the race from start to finish, the battle for second was more interesting as about eight riders contested the second podium spot, including World Champion Zdenek Stybar, French Champion and last year’s winner Francis Mourey, Radomir Simunek, Rob Peeters, Dieter Vanthourenhout, Mariusz Gil, Tom van den Bosch and Jonathan Page.

Stybar eventually won the sprint for second over Radomir Simunek. Jonathan Page had an excellent ride finishing in eighth place. Sunday is the second round of the GvA trofee in Ronse and another big race on the calendar.

Results after photos

Photos – Bart Hazen

Full Results

Rank
Name
Nat.
1Niels ALBERTBEL
2Zdenek STYBARCZE
3Radomir SIMUNEKCZE
4Francis MOUREYFRA
5Rob PEETERSBEL
6Mariusz GILPOL
7Dieter VANTHOURENHOUTBEL
8Jonathan PAGEUSA
9Marco BIANCOITA
10Tom VAN DEN BOSCHBEL
11Aurelien DUVALFRA
12Jan DENUWELAEREBEL
13Michael VANTHOURENHOUTBEL
14Matthieu BOULOFRA
15Kenneth VAN COMPERNOLLEBEL
16Gianni DENOLFBEL
17Thomas VERNAECKTBEL
18Quentin BERTHOLETBEL
19Yu TAKENOUCHIJPN
20Ritchie DENOLFBEL
21FrŽdŽric AMORISONBEL
22Edwig CAMMAERTSBEL
23Jonathan BREYNEBEL
DNFGerben DE KNEGTNED
DNFRomain LEJEUNEFRA