Andréane Lanthier Nadeau

Andreane, or ALN as we know her, has put her time in on the Cross-Country circuit as a junior, U23, and elite, but the love of trail riding and an obvious talent for riding technical terrain and carrying speed brought her curiosity to enduro. The race that really made an impact was her out-of-nowhere win at the Hood River stop of the Oregon Enduro series, in the Pro Women's field, edging out Kelli Emmett by almost a minute. Her dream was to race at the Whistler Crankworx EWS race, and when she got an entry we had to find a race bike for her, her Vertex RSL wouldn't quite do. A strong 4th position on stage 1 of the Whistler EWS led to ALN going to the next two, and final rounds of the series, and the next two seasons committed to Enduro. Here, she's stood on the EWS podium twice, and had some outstanding races showing her agressive and smooth riding style.

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