On CXMagazine.com: Catching Up With Jonathan Page on his Euro Successes; A Look at Nationals and Worlds
Catching up with Jonathan Page is always tough. For one thing, the American spends most of his time with his family in Belgium, so time zones alone are enough to make interviewing difficult. Secondly, Page is known for being soft-spoken when it comes to interviews. However, when he opens up, it’s well worth the wait, because he’s got a lot of gems to share. So we were thrilled that he took a few minutes after Diegem on Sunday to have a candid (and sometimes goofy!) chat with us on Skype while cleaning his bikes. After a tough beginning, Page has had a resurgent season, including a 12th place in Superprestige Gavere and the GvA Rouwmoer in Essen, fifth place at Versluys Cyclocross, and his 15th place finish at the World Cup in Namur that granted him a spot on the US Worlds team.
CXM: No, not that slow! Just wondering if it was planned to peak now rather than early. And how has the ability to bunnyhop the barriers been helping in races? Has it changed the dynamic?
JP: You know what? I’m scared of hopping barriers because I hate racking my nuts. But even old dogs gotta learn new tricks. I think it’s helped … in some places anyway.