Jonathan Page at the Rad Racing GP 2009 Cyclocross Race. © Andrew Yee

Jonathan Page is showing great form coming into Worlds. © Cyclocross Magazine

Jonathan Page had one of his strongest finishes this season with a top five finish at the Kasteelcross Zonnebeke in Belgium. After a roller coaster season that saw highs and lows for one of the top Americans in Europe, Page has proven that he is coming into peak form just in time for the World Championships in St. Wendel.

While a relatively small race – only 24 finishers in the results – the race included some class competition. Racers on hand inlcuded Rob Peeters, Sven Nys and Zdenek Stybar, each of whom weren’t likely to be holding back in one of the last races before the World Championships. Page’s fifth was well-earned and made more impressive in that he was less than a minute behind winner Peeters, and only 28 seconds behind Nys.

RankNameNat.Result
1Rob PEETERSBEL58:50:00
2Zdenek STYBARCZE58:57:00
3Sven NYSBEL59:01:00
4Klaas VANTORNOUTBEL59:23:00
5Jonathan PAGEUSA59:29:00
6Jan DENUWELAEREBEL1:00:20
7Kenneth VAN COMPERNOLLEBEL1:00:40
8Marco BIANCOITA1:00:53
9Dieter VANTHOURENHOUTBEL1:01:42
10Martin ZLAMALIKCZE1:01:51
11Kevin EECKHOUTBEL1:02:00
12Mariusz GILPOL1:02:15
13Kay VAN DEN BRANDEBEL1:02:20
14Xandro MEURISSEBEL1:02:35
15Kevin CANTBEL1:02:49
16Stef BODENBEL1:03:05
17Tim VAN NUFFELBEL1:03:15
18Geert WELLENSBEL1:03:25
19Kris LAPEREBEL1:03:33
20Bart VERSCHUERENBEL1:03:53
21Magnus DARVELLSWE1:04:09
22Sven BEELENBEL1:04:33
23Bjorn RONDELEZBEL1:05:00
24Steve GRUWIERBEL