Talking to Elite Sixth Place: Jonathan Page and Rachel Lloyd

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We’re still digging out from under our pile of photos and videos from Nationals this past week—one of our photographers alone clocked in with 1400 photos just from Sunday’s races! So this week, we’ll be showcasing some of the many stories from the week that we may have missed in our efforts to bring you the most up to date race reporting during the event.  For our coverage during the week, check out our 2014 Cyclocross National Championship Page here.

Today, we’re looking at the two sixth place finishers in the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s races, Jonathan Page and Rachel Lloyd, respectively. Neither was thrilled with his or her result, despite the high ranking. Page did, however, make the Worlds team through a discretionary pick.

Rachel Lloyd at Elite Women 2014 USA Cyclocross Nationals. © Steve Anderson

Rachel Lloyd at Elite Women 2014 USA Cyclocross Nationals. © Steve Anderson

Rachael Lloyd

On her sixth place… I was a little disappointed. I was thinking I’d get top five. I just didn’t have it today.

About the start… I don’t know. It’s hard to tell what happened.

About coming back to racing… I was thinking I would. My husband is really supportive and he really wants me to race. He’s willing to watch the kids and let me get some training in.

 

Johnatan Page (fuji / Spy Optics)leads Allen Krughoff (Raleigh / Clement).  © Brian Nelson

Johnatan Page (fuji / Spy Optics)leads Allen Krughoff (Raleigh / Clement). © Brian Nelson

Jonathan Page

On coming sixth… If it’s not first it doesn’t matter. That’s how I feel about that.

On the race… I’m not disappointed in myself. I did everything I could to race well. That was a long one hour.

On struggles this season… I’ve had four broken ribs. I’ve had a rough two months and I’ve had a really rough last few weeks.

On staying optimistic… Bike racing is good. I mean look at this. It’s pretty amazing, great crowd, great venue. Even though I was behind there were still people cheering me on. That’s nice.

For all the best Cyclocross Nationals 2014 coverage, including bike profiles, race reports, results and video interviews, check out our 2014 Cyclocross National Championship Page here.

 

 

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