Astute fans in Koksijde might have noticed that American Jonathan Page was sporting a new brand of bike. Previously equipped by Belgian bike maker Ridley, Page was seen riding on a bike by American builder, Blue. Page explained the switch on his web site, thejonathanpage.com.
"As of this weekend, I am no longer with Ridley bikes. I am instead, happy to announce that I will be riding Blue bikes for at least the remainder of the season and probably beyond," Page wrote. After haggling with Ridley over his contract, Page was able to secure Blue as a new equipment sponsor.
"I made a phone call to Blue, 1 of the 4 major bicycle companies that had asked me to ride for them this season. Within 30 minutes, I had a more than acceptable offer and a tracking number for the bikes that were already in route. I received them without hassle on Friday and worked until late to build them up for their debut at the World Cup."