The Jank Files - Season 3 Episode 2

July 15, 2021

The Rocky Mountain Race Face Team was back in La Thuile, Italy to test out the infamous steep and gnarly tracks that descend below treeline. With another week of back-to-back racing, Jesse Melamed, Andréane Lanthier Nadeau, and Rémi Gauvin’s days were packed full of gnarly rock gardens, unforgiving terrain, and the occasional Michelin Star dinner.

From a dominating lead in the Pro Stage to knitting at the hospital, the Rocky Mountain Enduro Team had a rollercoaster ride through the week in La Thuile. This is Episode 2 of The Jank Files.

Filmed by Caldwell Visuals
Photos by Dave Trumpore

ALN EWS La ThuileJesse Melamed EWS La ThuileRemi Gauvin EWS La Thuile ALN podium in La ThuileALN La ThuileTeam partners

Race Face – Handlebar, stem, wheels, apparel, protection
FOX – Suspension, seatpost
Shimano – Drivetrain, brakes, shoes
Maxxis – Tires
Smith – Helmets, eyewear
K Capital – Capital Market Advisory
CushCore – Tire inserts
Reform Technologies – Saddles
RideWrap – Frame protection
EVOC – Travel bags
Crankbrothers - Pedals
OneUp Components - Chainguides and Tools
FSA - Headsets

Ridden by the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team, the Altitude will be their key platform for enduro racing and aggressive trail riding. See the models here: ALTITUDE

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Next Feature The Jank Files - Season 3 Episode 1 After what felt like the offseason that would never end, the Enduro World Series came back and kicked off with a double-header in Canazei, Italy. Our team of Canadians, made up of Jesse Melamed, Andréane Lanthier Nadeau, and Rémi Gauvin were anxiously awaiting the return to racing. And the long lead up to departure was well worth the wait once they landed in Italy feeling prepared, motivated, and excited.