Just like the year before, José Hermida started his season by competing at the Andalucia Bike Race, teaming up with Rudi van Houts. The duo fell out of contention for the overall win pretty soon however due to a crash. At the Cape Epic the two riders managed to win two stages and finished in fourth overall. In the Olympic crosscountry format, Hermida only got into gear for the second half of the season: By winning the Spanish national championships, finishing second at Mont Sainte-Anne’s Worldcup race and winning the Bronze medal at the World championships, the Spaniard returned to his old class. These performances pushed him up to 6th place in the UCI’ world ranking, but in the Worldcup’s overall standings Hermida had to settle for an unfamiliar 10th place. Next season José Hermida wants to perform more regularly again, a thing he has become known for. And he wants to compete at his best form and try to win a medal at both the World and the European championships.





SIZE 172 cm

WEIGHT 63 kg


DATE OF BIRTH 24.08.1978

LEARNED JOB Mushroom hunter

COACH Kim Forteza

HOBBIES Karting, BMX, telemark & cross country skiing, staying at home with my family

MARITAL STATE married / two children


TWITTER @josehermida


2013  Bronze medal at the World championships crosscountry, 5th at the European championships crosscountry, Spanish national champion crosscountry, Worldcup results: 2nd in Mont Sainte-Anne, 8th in Val di Sole, 10th in the overall standings; 4th place overall and two stage wins at Cape Epic, 6th overall at Andalucia Bike Race, both times teaming up with Rudi van Houts

2012  Overall winner and multiple stage winner at Andalucia Bike Race, 4th at London’s Olympic games, Worldcup results: 2nd in Mont Sainte-Anne, 5th in Val d’Isère, 7th in Pietermaritzburg, 9th in Houffalize and 10th in Nove Mesto, 5th in the Worldcup’s overall standings

2011  Spanish National Champion Cross Country, Worldcup results: 4th Pietermaritzburg, Nove Mesto, 17th Dalby Forest, 3rd Mount Sainte Anne, 15th Offenburg, 7th Windham, 12th Val Di Sole, 4th in the Worldcup’s overall standings, 4th place at the World Championships, Stage win Cape epic, 2 stage wins Andalusia Bike Race

2010  World champion cross country, Worldcupfinishes: 1st (Houffalize), all other worldcup results in top-10 position, 5th in the Worldcup’s overall standings

2009  4th place at the World championships, 2nd at the European championships; Worldcup results: 1st in both Schladming and Pietermaritzburg, 2nd in both Bromont and Mont-Sainte-Anne, 6th in Houffalize, 13th in Champéry and Madrid, 2nd in the Worldcup’s overall standings, winner at the Spanish national championships

2008  9th European championships, 10th at Beijing’s Olympic games, 2nd MTB Bundesliga Bad Salzdetfurth, Worldcup finishes:2nd (Madrid, Canberra, Schladming), 5th (Bromont), 7th (Houffalize), 11th (Mont Sainte Anne), 24th (Offenburg), 25th (Fort William), 2nd in the Worldcup’s overall standings


EliTe MTB TeamTeam Racers

Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjå

José Antonio Hermida

Rudi van Houts

Thomas Litscher

Ondrej Cink

Julian Schelb