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Hermida ends 'cross season and readies for MTB season

José Hermida is ready to put his cyclo-cross world championship performance behind him and focus again on mountain biking. He will gather with his Multivan Merida Biking Team mates on the island of Mallorca to begin preparations for the upcoming Olympic season.

Hermida's 'cross worlds got off to a rough beginning with a crash right after the start. From the last position, the Spanish cyclo-cross national champion fought his way back and ended up in 25th.

"I can not be satisfied with this 25th position," said Hermida. "But the race to catch up has shown that I could compete with the world's elite." In fact, the Spaniard finished as the top mountain biking specialist.

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