Spain's José Hermida, runner-up in both Madrid's and Fort William's World Cup cross-country races and fourth in Mont Ste. Anne, become a father for the first time on June 5th. His wife gave birth to a son, who weighs 4.25 kilograms, is 53 centimeters tall and has been baptized to the name Eric. "It has been an incredible feeling and one of the most beautiful experiences of my entire life," Hermida said. "There's nothing you can compare this to, not my biggest successes in cycling either."