Christine Vardaros caught up with Allen Krughoff after his race to 41st place in the Elite Men’s race at 2016 Cyclocross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. Despite having some reservations during the race, Krughoff, in his second World Championships, was smooth.

“Today was good. I started strong, but was a little too passive.”

“The last lap I was like ‘I don’t know if I can get up this [floyover].'”

“Every time you come over here, for me, I learn a lot” -Allen Krughoff

With his 2016 Worlds ride, Krughoff continues his upward rise through the ranks of Elite American cyclocross.