Emily Kachorek (Squid Bikes) took her first-ever UCI cyclocross win last week in China, winning the UCI C1 Qiansen Trophy Cyclocross race at Yanqing Station.

Cyclocross Magazine‘s Ricoh Riott caught up with Kachorek after her win. The Squid Bikes co-owner and team racer stated she was “super stoked” about her “fantastic” and “pretty intense” race, and after finishing second in China in 2015, said she “really really wanted the win.”

It’s Kachorek’s second trip to contest the typically hot summer races in China. While other cyclocross racers find the the conditions challenging, Kachorek, who hails from Sacramento, California, finds them to her liking:

“I tend to do pretty well in the heat. Part of the reason is I like these races actually is that they suit me well in that regard. I’m not sure if I do better in the heat than other people, or I just do crappy in the cold, but either way, I’ll take it.” -Emily Kachorek in China after her first-ever UCI cyclocross win.

See the full interview in the video below, and see our ever-growing 2016 Qiansen Trophy cyclocross coverage from China here as we publish more interviews and bike profiles from the races in the Far East.