Cyclo-cross Legends: Niels Albert’s Incredible Bike Shop

Cyclo-cross Legends: Niels Albert’s Incredible Bike Shop


Niels Albert: one of Belgiums most accomplished cyclo-cross stars with multiple World Cup, World Championship and National titles. He and shows Jeremy around his bike shop and they take a look back at his racing career and some special bikes from Wout Van Aert and Sven Nys.

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87 Comments on "Cyclo-cross Legends: Niels Albert’s Incredible Bike Shop"


  1. "Continuing our tour" hmmm so who are the others is it possible that they've already recorded videos with other but released this first because the edit was done.

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  2. I wish you show a bit more about the shop and bikes there – have you spotted something interesting or unusual, some local brands or hand made bikes?

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  3. Can't believe it's been over 5 years since Albert retired. The sport lost a great rider, and then we had a big gap between generations (Nys, Klaas, Bart, etc. to MvdP and Wout).

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  4. WOW I don’t follow cycleocross but this x pros shop look absolutely amazing……. and a dream shop to visit….. not just for all the history regarding all the pros bikes….. but also for all the new bling😍😍 wish we had this combo of a shop in🇮🇪😢

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  5. Neils, you probably don’t read these comments, but i want to say that you’re amazing to watch on the bike. My heart broke when i heard you wouldn’t be racing anymore. It must have been devastating news. Thanks for capturing some of this history in your shop! I love hearing you talk about those memories. Cheers mate!

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  6. Jeremy is sooo good at keeping a good flow even when someone isn't really that talkative. The conversation became more and more fluent over the video. Can't help but smile when watching Mr. JPow

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  7. Kudo's to Jeremy for NOT correcting this man's english but just shutting up and listen.
    (There's a lesson in it for me for sure.) You're a true gentleman.

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  8. Jeremy brings a fresh sensibility to his work at GCN. I love this bike shop video. Imagine an interviewer who admits that he and several other proud national champions were told to stop a race because they had been lapped by the person he is interviewing. Real insight into the sport and the sportsmen who play it.

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  9. Great little trip down memory lane! Fine work by you and the team showing us some great footage of classic cyclo-cross bikes and equip. Thank JPow!

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  10. Love the lookback and smile from jpow. He is so obviously enjoying what he is doing, I love genuine stuff like this. Keep it coming.

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  11. Really enjoyed the video. Jeremy is a fantastic as a presenter. It was very nice to see Jeremy at work with his stories and actual experience. Niels did not seem very comfortable at the beginning of the video but Jeremy very skillfully made him smile and it made for great material. I really would like to see a lot more of Jeremy on your channel and he would be a great addition to GCN. For your info Andy Schleck has a really nice bike shop in Hesperange (Luxembourg).

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  12. Niels Albert, what a legend. These bikes gives me goosebump – JPOW, GCN (Gravel Cycling Network 😉 great job!

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  13. Spokes in Chelmsford is an amazing bike repair shop. They don’t sell ‘em, they just fix ‘em. They are not bike snobs. They will repair any bike from a kids trike to a high end carbon machine. My Canyon is with them now after I got knocked off by a hit & run driver.

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  14. Am I the only person who wishes these bikes were clean? I don't get the 'still dirty from the race it won' vibe. Much rather see them clean with air in the tyres.

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  15. Seems like there's more gravel and cyclocross than there is road on GCN now, maybe it's time for a "global road cycling network" channel.

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  16. Coming out of winter here in Aust. Still lethargic and lazy this year. However, watching this video just makes me WANT to get back on and ride, right now! Great clip guys. Thanks for the tour and the memories.

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  17. I actually bought my very own CX bike from this shop about 2-3 years ago. My bergamont cx prime edition modelyear 2017. Nice shop, friendly people and I think he's actually the one that sold my bike but I hate to say that I don't remember and totally didn't know his face back then.

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  18. That is an incredible shop. I was really disappointed that I didn't get to see Wout in Iowa this year. That TDF crash was pretty brutal.

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  19. Very COOOL video !!! You must to continuing, for sure with other guys, like MVDP and Woot ! 😉🤘

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