Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Ranks and Placards

Creative Commons License

Search Page Section
« WK photos | Main | The mucky muck »


Speechless. That's all I can say regarding Page. Silver! Unbelievable. I hope Nys and Wellens don't cry about their mis haps to lessen Page's day today. 5 laps out in front. Flawless. Vervecken really showed the world he wanted it most as he had to work his skinny lanky ass off to reel in Page.

Danny S- Silver

It is VERY safe to say the US should be factored in in world CX scene. The difference has been Page immersing himself. Never crying, always learning. Suffering. Being poor. Living race to race. Season to season. I hope the world sees what this kid can do. Amazing. I don't see anyone else going deep like Page. Sacrificing. I think J-Pows is the closest to the 'core' Page represents but everyone else (Trebon, Wicks, et al) have another agenda. Not a bad agenda, just an agenda for other disciplines to pay the rent. I guess it all comes down to a very deep acknowledgment of what 'cross means to a person like Page to make those sacrifices and move to gray places like Bracken or Mol or Smallville, Belgium. He knew. What did I know for certain at that age? Can't remember.

Congrats Page and I am speechless with pride. Who will follow your lead from the US? Geoff P, keep doing what you're doing.

Reader Comments (5)

You do realize that Page is 30?

January 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCorey Carlson

Daaaaamn, you're right! He'll be 31 in September. I had it in my brain that Page was like 26 or so.

January 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

wellens was the man today. he just flat-out did NOT give up. he was way way back and fought back to 4th.

and now it sounds like he broke his arm in the crash and he's out for the rest of the season. but he rode the race with that injury!

vervecken and page were both awesome. so was franzoi. but wellens gets my vote for guts today.

January 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterhixson

I've been watching JP's progress over the past 6 years. If anything, Pagey deserves a decent 2 year road/cross contract. He has the work ethic, the discipline, the steady results and isn't too old. I have a HUGE problem w/the fact that nobody has offered him a decent multi year ride. Maybe it'll turn around for him now.

santa rosa, ca

January 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Indeed Chuck. I would LOVE to see Page get the nod for a two year lock-in. US-based teams could give a crap it seems (currently) about 'cross but after his efforts (and up and comer's like Danny S), maybe the exposure will help their cause.

Even so, I still would like to know how these struggling pros do it. Living on a dime, season to season, no deep education or resume to fall back on if the body breaks. Amazes me.

January 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>