Spain's José Hermida has extended his contract with the Multivan Merida Biking Team for another two years.
Hermida, who focuses on Olympic-distance cross country racing, has won just about every title in his discipline except the elusive world championship and the overall world cup titles. He is hoping to change this in 2009.
Hermida has riding for the Multivan Merida team for five years and plays an important role in product engineering and development. Together with Ralph Näf, Hermida was involved in developing the award winning Ninety-Six cross country bike, one of the lightest und most succesful full suspension bikes on the market and the bike raced by Hermida and other team members at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.