Jonathan Page cruising to a win

Jonathan Page Natasha Elliott score wins on both days of the Jonathan Page Planet Bike Cup

by Renee Callaway

Saturday and Sunday’s Jonathan Page Planet Bike Cup elite men’s race had a stacked field with Jonathan Page (Planet Bike), Todd Wells (GT), Bjorn Selander (Ridley), Troy Wells (Clif Bar) and on Sunday Tim Johnson ( in Wisconsin for the race. Add to this three Swiss riders, a Canadian and riders from throughout the US and the racing action was relentless on both days.

On Sunday, Page and the Wells brothers were joined by Tim Johnson and the four quickly got off the front of the field with Swiss rider Michael Mueller (Planet Bike) chasing on his own. Page made three visits to the pits to swap bikes but made his way back to the group each time. However, when Johnson was forced to go into the pits Page and Todd Wells got a gap and the race turned into a two man show. The crowd, filled with local Planet Bike and GT employees as well as fans from throughout the Midwest, went crazy as Page and Wells matched each over the barriers and up the run up and through the twisty grass chicanes. With one lap to go it was any man’s race as they headed up the last hill to the finishing straight. However, in the end Page had just that little bit more and took his second win of the weekend. Troy Wells was able to hang on for third place with Michael Mueller close behind with a hard charging Bjorn Selander in fifth.

In the elite women’s race Natasha Elliott (EMD Serono/Stevens) once again dominated the race and took an early lead that no one could challenge. Just behind her though Sarah Kerlin (HRS/Rock Lobster) was locked in a duel with Junior National Champion Anna Young (Planet Bike). Going into the last lap Young was on Kerlin’s wheel and made a pass on the run-up. However, the experienced Kerlin bided her time and on the climb to the finish surged ahead to hold on to second place with Young just behind in third. Devon Haskell (Pony Shop) and Kathy Sherwin (Vello Bella-Kona) rounded out the podium.

Day 1 coverage is here. Full Results below.

Photos from Jamie Young:

Full Results, Day 2:

Elite Women

Pos U23 Name Team Nat Time
1 * ELLIOTT Natasha Emd Serono/Stevens CAN 00:40:53
2 * KERLIN Sarah Hrs/ Rock Lobster USA 00:41:29
3 * YOUNG Anna Planet Bike USA 00:41:29
4 * HASKELL Devon Pony Shop USA 00:42:26
5 * SHERWIN Kathy Velo Bella – Kona USA 00:42:36
6 * WALBERG Catherine Trek USA 00:42:44
7 * STEWART Maria Velo Bella USA 00:42:44
8 * SONE Linda Ridley Factory Team USA 00:43:21
9 * WENTWORTH Kristin Planet Bike USA 00:44:00
10 * ANTONNEAU Kaitlin Nova-Iscorp USA 00:44:07
11 * KLUG Holly Killjoy USA 00:44:14
12 * COOGAN Corey Ridley Factory Team USA 00:44:28
13 * WILLIAMS Robin Mercy-Specialized USA 00:45:11
14 * PISCHKE Amanda Capitol Velo Club USA 00:45:23
15 * HILDEBRAND Elicia Gear Grinder USA 00:46:16
16 * KARLEN Monique Team Kenda Tire USA 00:47:53
17 * KROLL Whitney Cane Creek USA -1 lap
18 * BROWN Sydney Midwest Trek/Sram (Cx) – Team Revolution (Road) USA -2 laps
DNF * MUCH Rebecca Xxx Racing-Athletico USA DNF
DNS * CALLAWAY Renee Capitol Velo Club USA DNS
DNS * ERICSSON Michele Capitol Velo Club USA DNS

Elite Men:

Pos Name Team Nat Time
1 PAGE Jonathan Planet Bike USA 01:01:26
2 WELLS Todd Gt USA 01:01:26
3 WELLS Troy Team Clif Bar USA 01:02:05
4 MUELLER Michael Planet Bike SUI 01:02:11
5 SELANDER Bjorn Ridley Factory Team USA 01:02:58
6 JOHNSON Timothy Cannondale USA 01:03:11
7 LALONDE Mark Planet Bike USA 01:03:11
8 MATTER Brian Gear Grinder USA 01:03:11
9 LALONDE Jesse Planet Bike USA 01:03:27
10 CORMINBOEUF Yves Team Scott-Sram-Pro Cycles SUI 01:04:03
11 BERGMAN Adam Texas Roadhouse USA 01:04:09
12 TILFORD Steve Trek Stores USA 01:04:09
13 ST JOHN Derrick Steven’S Cross CAN 01:05:14
14 SCHOLZEN Steven Iscorp USA 01:05:53
15 BRANDT Matt Mesa Cycles USA 01:06:10
16 JOHNSON Josh Big Shark Racing USA 01:06:13
17 WOODRUFF Travis Momentumendurance.Com USA 01:06:45
18 EPPEN Brian Mercy-Specialized USA 01:07:29
19 LEMIEUX Pat Bianchi/Gp USA 01:07:51
20 CONANT Brian The Pony Shop USA 01:07:53
21 ROESSINGH Jordan Iscorp Cycling Team/Nova Cycle Sports Foundation, Inc. USA -1 lap
22 POPPER Benjamin Hrs / Rock Lobster USA -1 lap
23 MCLAUGHLIN Scott Sram Factory Team USA -1 lap
24 CAMERON Molly Vanilla Bicycles USA -2 laps
25 JACOBSON Kyle Nova/Is Corp USA -2 laps
26 MCCAULEY Casey Nova/Is Corp USA -3 laps
27 NILES Lance Brones’ Bike Shop/Rvcc USA -4 laps
28 STREET Bill Gear Grinder USA -5 laps
29 ECKERT Seth Gdvc USA -5 laps
30 HACKWORTHY David Ridley USA -5 laps
31 HAUGH Spencer Grumpy’S/Lgr USA -6 laps
DNF BERRY Grant Rocky Mtn Choc Factory USA  
DNF DESSIBOURG Guillame Team Bmc-Teker SUI  
DNF NEFF Isaac Alderfer Bergen USA  
DNF BARTHEL Ryan Rocky Mtn Chocolate Factory USA  
DNF LENZI Luca Pony Shop USA  
DNS BAKER Jonathan Vitamin Cottage USA  
DNS DOWNS Robert Planet Bike USA  
DNS RICE Nathan Michelob Ultra-Big Shark USA  
DNS OGILVIE Scott Bare Knuckle Brigade USA