Like we did with Caroline Mani, winner of the women’s cyclocross race at the 2016 Sea Otter Classic, we caught up with the men’s winner, U23 National Champion Tobin Ortenblad after the race and spoke with him for a few minutes about the event and being a national champion.

The Sea Otter Classic cyclocross race is of course a unique affair being in the warm California sun, not to mention being in April, and it brings out some big names from the world of cyclocross.

You can read all about how the race went down for Ortenblad and Mani and see a gallery of images from the event here, and then check out our interview with Ortenblad, below.