World champion ‘cross rider Niels Albert, of Belgium, took the lead today of the Superprestige Cyclocross series. His lead came about after winning the sixth round, after going head to head with Zdenek Stybar. The two men broke apart from the pack in the mud-filled race in Diegem, Belgium. Kevin Pauwels took third. Sven Nys, series leader, struggled early on in the race, and was eventually withdrawn due to mechanical difficulties. American rider Jonathan Page took 15th. Albert took the lead of the series with 84 points, and behind him are Stybar with 81 points, and Nys with 71. The Superprestige series will continue with the next round on February 7th, 2010, in Zonhoven, Belgium.
Via Velo News….