We ran into Catherine Moore (Trek Cyclocross Collective) from Denton, Texas this afternoon as she pre-rode the 2016 Cyclocross Nationals course at the Biltmore Estate with her husband and mechanic Ian Moore.

Cat, as she’s affectionately known, is the defending champion in the Women’s Masters 45-49 race having won last year on home soil in Texas. She shared some thoughts on this year’s course with us and what she thinks it’ll take to repeat in 2016.

Be sure to follow all of our 2016 Cyclocross National Championship coverage from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, including live streaming video of Sunday’s main events, right here.