Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) has found a third home in the midwest, after New England and Belgium. After winning the Chequamegon 40 mountain bike race two weeks ago in Wisconsin, Page stuck around to lead a ‘cross clinic and then school his competition at this past weekend’s KTR Double Cross UCI C2 weekend.
While most of his competitors were battling in rainy Seattle, Page stayed in the midwest and brought some of his Swiss friends to the sunny and warm Double Cross event. On Saturday, Page battled mostly with his saddle, after it loosened and then came off. But after switching bikes, he went back to work, putting time into his best friend and young Swiss star Michael Mueller (Inovex), Canada’s Michael Garrigan, and new teammate and unofficial singlespeed National Champ Marko Lalonde. By the end, Page had over a minute gap.
On Sunday, with saddle issues resolved, Page resumed his relentless pace, again distancing himself from Mueller, Brian Matter (Gear Grinder), Swiss rider Guillaume Dessibourg (BMC-Teker).