Thursday, February 5, 2015

Unheralded U23 to Watch in 2015: Dylan Page

These early season shit races always provide a nice preview about who has been training hard over the winter and looking to get some early season scalps. There always are some U23s that show up at the Challenge Mallorca that want blood and this season, unheralded Dylan Page got his nose into some sprints, which is enough for me to recognize him.
Joining the newly professional Roth-Skoda, Page had a few sprints last year that showed some potential. He won a bunch sprint for lower places in the Giro della Regione Friuli; he was 13th in the Ruota d'Or, which won the bunch sprint and he was 8th in the Paris-Tours Espoirs, which was 2nd in the bunch sprint.

Page signaled his sprint intentions for the new year with a 12th and 9th place in the Trofeo Santanyi and Trofeo Playa de Palma, respectively. Roth-Skoda will be going all over Italy, Switzerland and France and Page should get many of chances to show off his sprint.

Page, who hails from Aigle, hasn't done much on the road especially internationally. He only had raced the Tour of Cameroon internationally before last year and he raced some cyclocross over the past few years. Page is a bit of an enigma but I am excited to see what he can do.

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