After a nasty crash in the GP Neerpelt late last month, Niels Albert has bounced back to take the win in Sunday's GP AVB Zonhoven. Jumping away from the field from the start, the 22-year-old Belgian held a 30 second advantage over Klaas Vantornout, who performed well on the day to fight off a chase from the Fidea duo of Zdenek Stybar and Bart Wellens and secure second place.
"After my fall in Neerpelt, I stayed off the bike for three days," Albert told Sporza after the race. "Then I trained hard despite the wind and rain, but I didn't know where I stood. I attacked from the start, and when I had a 30-second advantage, I limited myself to holding it. I wasn't here to win with a three minute advantage."