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.

Rank Name Nat. Result
1 Rob PEETERS BEL 58:50:00
2 Zdenek STYBAR CZE 58:57:00
3 Sven NYS BEL 59:01:00
4 Klaas VANTORNOUT BEL 59:23:00
5 Jonathan PAGE USA 59:29:00
6 Jan DENUWELAERE BEL 1:00:20
7 Kenneth VAN COMPERNOLLE BEL 1:00:40
8 Marco BIANCO ITA 1:00:53
9 Dieter VANTHOURENHOUT BEL 1:01:42
10 Martin ZLAMALIK CZE 1:01:51
11 Kevin EECKHOUT BEL 1:02:00
12 Mariusz GIL POL 1:02:15
13 Kay VAN DEN BRANDE BEL 1:02:20
14 Xandro MEURISSE BEL 1:02:35
15 Kevin CANT BEL 1:02:49
16 Stef BODEN BEL 1:03:05
17 Tim VAN NUFFEL BEL 1:03:15
18 Geert WELLENS BEL 1:03:25
19 Kris LAPERE BEL 1:03:33
20 Bart VERSCHUEREN BEL 1:03:53
21 Magnus DARVELL SWE 1:04:09
22 Sven BEELEN BEL 1:04:33
23 Bjorn RONDELEZ BEL 1:05:00
24 Steve GRUWIER BEL