While we rarely post press releases, this one caught our attention and we’ve decided to post it. It ties in with some of our upcoming articles on Nationals, Worlds and the level of support a rider/team needs to truly make it top the upper levels of this sport. Jonathan Page is arguable America’s best cross racer ever. He’s the only man to stand on the Elite Men’s podium at worlds. He remains the only American to win an Elite Men’s UCI race in Europe and has finished on the podium at the US National Championships nine times in the past ten years, including three straight national titles.
The past few season’s have been up and down for Page, but he has come on strongÂ latelyÂ as the season heats up in Europe. Over the past two weeks Page has found himself in the mix at several races and has posted multiple finishes inside the top 15, including the World Cup round in Namur where he secured his spot for Worlds. Lately, Page has garnered much attention for the fact that he has done this on his own, with several of his long time sponsors ending their relationship for a variety of reasons, Page has been left to carry the torch on his own.
Vermont-based engineering firm ENGVT is proud to announce that it will be the title sponsor of professional cyclist Jonathan Page as he attempts to win a fourth cyclocross National Championship on January 13 in Madison, Wisconsin. The sponsorship agreement is limited to the weekend of Nationals and will give Page the support he needs to contend for the title.
â€œWeâ€™re proud to bring Jonathan into the ENGVT family,â€ says ENGVT president Jerry Chabot. â€œHe embodies the same values that drive us every day: hard work, integrity, commitment and dedication.â€ Chabot further says that heâ€™d long been weighing the benefits of professional level sponsorship, but Pageâ€™s compelling and consistently improving 2012-2013 campaign gave the company the push it needed to get into the game. â€œItâ€™s been a pleasure to cheer for Jonathan for so many years, but to see him come into such strong form, we felt the time was right to show our support on a whole new level. While Jonathan is still seeking a long-term title sponsor, we jumped at the opportunity to be in his corner for Madison.”
For Pageâ€™s part, the sponsorship is just as sweet. Said Page, â€œJerry has been in my corner for 25 years and it’s great to have his company behind me. We’re like family and I’m proud to wear the ENGVT name on my chest in Madison and hope to bring home the Stars and Stripes.â€
Closed Chabot, â€œWeâ€™re looking forward to a hard race in Madison. Good luck, Jonathan!â€
Jonathan can be reached at www.thejonathanpage.com or on twitter @thejonathanpage
ENGVT can be found at www.engvt.com