After 4 national championships, 12 Elite Nationals podiums and the only U.S. Men’s Elite medal at Worlds, Jonathan Page faced an uncertain future in cyclocross. Some athletes such as Sven Nys, Neils Albert and Ryan Trebon have transitioned into jobs within the sport in recent years while others such as Todd Wells are staking out post-cycling futures.
We spoke with Page several times this season at Jingle Cross, Cincinnati and for a story on the Elite Men’s racing during the first month of the season. When we talked, he said he was unlikely to continue in cycling after retiring.
“I am selling bike things, doing daddy daycare while my wife works and getting landscaping tools together to start a small landscaping company,” he told us in October. “I start as a full-time bellman in November.” He also added, “There’s no ‘after career’ for me. It’s crazy that after a long and successful racing career, it looks like 2017 will be the last time I am involved in ’cross at all.”
Fortunately for U.S. cyclocross, Page’s future plans have changed dramatically. When Cyclocross Magazine spoke with Page the day before his final race at U.S. Nationals in Reno, Page provided an update on his future. You can watch the full interview below.
“I am going to be doing distribution for Dugast tires. That’s recent. And then I’ve been asked to do a couple things with different teams. The idea would be to have a house or training facility in Belgium or Switzerland. That would be the ideal situation where I can use what I’ve learned and turn it into something good. I’d like to have a small little team of ’cross racers that would ride together all year round. I think that’s the biggest challenge.”
Thursday on Twitter, Page shared the first news about his new venture Page CX Over LLC.
Page CX Over LLC is in BIDNIZ! US Dugast distributor, rep, coaching, CX Team co manager, cx camps and clinics! I'm not gonna lie, I'm damn excited about my next step in life! Thank you to EVERYONE for supporting me! @ClifBar @blizeyewear @assos_com @RideShimano @KindHumanBikes pic.twitter.com/N6KD4M4tEc
— Jonathan Page (@thejonathanpage) March 8, 2018
Stay tuned as we will likely be hearing more about Page’s new endeavor.
Video: Jonathan Page Before His Final Nationals