I am sure everyone has heard the news about Jonathan Page missing a doping control. As anyone who has followed this site knows I am no friend of the doper. I am also no fan of USADA or WADA and they way they treat athletes. It seems to me that if it was made known that there were chaperons for this event then a lot of the blame falls on them for Page not being notified. I don’t know Page personally but from what I do know he is a pro’s pro and the last person anyone would every think is a doper. It sounds like he had his own back up notification system in pace and due to a perfect storm of events even that broke down.
For a view of this nightmare from someone who has lived it, go read what Sager has to say about this. I agree that at this point the public should has no idea what is going on until a final judgment has been made. It is a chicken shit USADA move that only can harm what until now is a sterling reputation of a pioneering American cyclist. Say what you want about Page not winning National’s or whatever, but the fact is he is hard as nails. He jumped in the deep end and has forged a career in the hardest place in the world to be a bike racer. He lives and breathes ‘cross every day racing the hardest races against the hardest men from September to February. Not the 4 week Euro Cross camp that most Americans do.