After a two-week holiday, Jose Antonio Hermida kicked off his training for the 2010 season. It was a busy two weeks as he also welcomed the arrival of his second child.
"I got a phone call from my trainer, Kim Forteza, and he told me that it was time to get ready and that I should start to ride my bike at the end of this week," said Hermida. "During these recent weeks, I've had the chance to rest. My physical exercise was reduced to long walks."
The Multivan Merida Team rider ended his racing season with two victories in a row in the first two rounds of the Spanish Cyclo-cross Cup. The Spanish cross country National Champion also won two World Cups this season and finished second in the overall standings.
Hermida's second child, daughter Sandra, was born on October 24. "I am very happy. My wife Sandra is a real champion. Everything went fine and we could leave the hospital in a couple of days."
Hermida is looking forward to 2010. "I feel motivated and excited just like I was in my first season. I still get nervous before certain races, and it is hard for me to sleep the night before a competition if I know I will be at the front."
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