By Monika Prell
José Antoni Hermida fulfilled the expectations and won the Spanish 'cross championship in Alcobendas. According to todociclismo.com, six thousand fans were present. The 28 year old Catalan attacked from the gun, and most of the 75 starters could not follow. Only two of his combatants could come close to his speed - Isaac Suárez (Cantabria) and Oscar Velázquez (Galicia), who won silver and bronze.
The big Basque hopes Unai Yus, José Antonio Garrido and Javier Ruiz de Larrinaga, did not make the podium. Yus was the best Basque finisher in sixth, one minute and 26 seconds behind Hermida. But the Basque federation can be satisfied of this weekend. In the junior category, Jon Ander Manjon was victorious, and in the beginner category, they even reached a double: Jon Gómez and Iñigo Gómez won gold and silver.