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2018 Overall Results - Men

Cat Pos 30.
GC Pos 33.
Time 28:52.18,6
Distance 653km
Avg. Speed 22.62km/h
Climbing 13530m

2018 Stage Results - Men

Prologue 22. Cat, 22. GC
0:49.11,3 +3.48,0
Stage 1 30. Cat, 31. GC
4:31.02,7 +22.40,1
Stage 2 46. Cat, 59. GC
4:44.45,1 +38.52,8
Stage 3 24. Cat, 24. GC
4:39.58,5 +22.44,4
Stage 4 28. Cat, 29. GC
4:58.18,2 +31.55,6
Stage 5 64. Cat, 99. GC
2:24.25,5 +39.35,9
Stage 6 40. Cat, 49. GC
3:51.28,1 +42.19,6
Stage 7 7. Cat, 7. GC
2:53.09,3 +5.31,8

Jose and Joaquim have completed both the Absa Cape Epics they entered together. 2019 will be the third Absa Cape Epic they ride together.
They have achieved the following results together:

2019 Team Merida Factory Racing (Masters), Riding

2018 Team MERIDA FACTORY RACING (Men), Cat Pos: 30., GC Pos: 33., Time: 28:52.18,6

2017 Team MERIDA FACTORY RACING (Men), Cat Pos: 18., GC Pos: 18., Time: 29:24.16,6

39-1 Jose Hermida

Spain Spain

Epics Completed: 9

Nickname: Sepi.

Age: 40

Weight: 66kg

Height: 172,5cm

Heart Rate: 35bpm (rest) 35bpm (max)

 

I entered the Absa Cape Epic...
Because its the best stage race in the world and its a big challenger every year.

Best Results:
Olympic Games 2000 4th place
Olimpic Games 2004 Silver Medal
Olympic Games 2008 10th place
4th Place 2012 Olympic Games
15th place RIO 2016 Olympic Games
2010 XCO World Champion
3 x Gold Medallist XCO European Championships(2002-2004-2007)
2 x Silver Medallist XCO European Championships(2001-2009)
Bronze Medallist 2005 XCO World Championships
Bronze Medallist 2013 CXO World Championships

Absa Cape Epics History:

2018 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 30. GC Pos: 33. Time: 28:52.18,6

2017 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 18. GC Pos: 18. Time: 29:24.16,6

2015 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 4. GC Pos: 4. Time: 31:47.47,3

2014 - Individual Finisher (Men) Time: 33:47.37,3

2013 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 4. GC Pos: 4. Time: 30:19.55,0
            Stage Wins: Stg 1. Stg 7. (2)

2011 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 10. GC Pos: 10. Time: 30:37.57,9
            Stage Wins: Stg 6. (1)

2010 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 6. GC Pos: 6. Time: 30:44.56,8
            Stage Wins: Stg 7. (1)

2009 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 11. GC Pos: 11. Time: 30:25.24,1

2007 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 9. GC Pos: 9. Time: 35:32.26,4
            Stage Wins: Stg 3. (1)

39-2 Joaquim Rodriguez

Spain Spain

Epics Completed: 2

Age: 39

 

Absa Cape Epics History:

2018 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 30. GC Pos: 33. Time: 28:52.18,6

2017 - Finisher (Men)
            Cat Pos: 18. GC Pos: 18. Time: 29:24.16,6