One Day in Belgium

The United States had a historic cycling day on the Continent at the World Cyclocross championships, held at Hooglede-Gits, Belgium. First, Katie Compton took the silver medal in the women’s race, and Jonathan Page followed with a silver in the men’s race. An American has never medaled. Page’s result is even more impressive given the strength of Belgium’s national team–a podium sweep by the hosts was expected. Page also had a tough season, missing most of it with a shoulder injury. His result, however, should guarantee a team for next season. Page has been the only American in recent history to make a living racing ‘cross in Europe, and his experience was evident.