Video: Home Team Advantage & Pressure at EWS Whistler with the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team

Sep 20, 2018
by Race Face  

The Enduro World Series stop in Whistler is one of the can’t-miss events of the EWS season: between the spectacle of Crankworx, the world-renowned rugged terrain, and the 20+ minute final stage, Whistler is a true test for enduro racers. The Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro team was formed this year, and naturally, the Whistler EWS stop was circled on the calendar early on, with Jesse Melamed returning as the 2017 Whistler EWS champ. This is a true ‘Home Team’ event for the RM/RF riders, support staff, and team sponsors – both exciting and daunting as it creates a whole new level of pressure for the crew. Take an in-depth look as Jesse, Remi Gauvin and ALN navigate the challenges while dropping in to race their own backyard!

EWS6 Whistler CWX - Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team

EWS6 Whistler CWX - Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team
EWS6 Whistler CWX - Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team

EWS6 Whistler CWX - Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team
EWS6 Whistler CWX - Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team

A huge thanks to the riders, staff and sponsors who made this in-depth look possible, and good luck to the team as they hit the next stops on the EWS tour!

EWS6 Whistler CWX - Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team
EWS6 Whistler CWX - Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team

EWS6 Whistler CWX - Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team

Riders: Jesse Melamed, Remi Gauvin, Andreane Lanthier Nadeau
Video: Connor Macleod – Race Face
Photos: Nicholas Kupiak – Race Face, Ale di Lullo, Kike Abelleira

Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team Signing

EWS6 Whistler CWX - Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team


MENTIONS: @raceface / @RockyMountainBicycles




17 Comments

  • + 10
 so sorry for Jesse and his injury. man it's tough sport and the danger is always there. here's hoping for better luck next season.
  • + 9
 Still some races left this season in this season to end on a positive note!
  • + 2
 @JesseMelamed: I think you guys kicked ass this season no matter what, you showed the old fans why you rock and gained some new ones in the process (your rebound from two injuries alone is superb motivation for someone like me who's getting older and becoming more prone to injuries). Stay safe for the last two and keep on having fun!

Also, jerseys, yes please.
  • + 1
 @santxo: yeah I need one of those jerseys to go with my Altitude. Just wish I had that in the old maple leaf team paint job.

RM: please don't release an Altitude in the old maple leaf team paint job. I will have to sell my current one and buy that one...
  • + 10
 Why no mention of Peter Ostroski? Pictured but not mentioned?
  • + 2
 Thinking the same. Make Peter famous!!!
  • + 2
 Best mechanics in the biz.
But I could be bised Smile
It was awesome to finally see the team together & see what happens at a race in person. I know Adam loves wrenching for the team & it's reassuring to know that you're all such a tight-knit family.
I still have the Timbits box somewhere…
Good luck at World's!
  • + 4
 Where can we get a version of those kick ass jerseys?
  • + 4
 Best jerseys in the game.
  • + 1
 Fk yea for the Canadian dream team! Great video. Love these in depth edits. I’d be stoked to pull on that team jersey too, Aln. And Stoked to watch you get back at it, Melamed.
  • + 3
 Does anyone know why the team does not ride the Slayer??
  • + 2
 Instinct is pretty dope man.
  • + 2
 If they are riding BC Edition, only 10mm difference in travel between the two.
  • + 5
 I actually have a Instinct BC Edition and a Slayer. I feel more comfortable on the Slayer...but Strava says the Instinct is faster. Slayer for fun, Instinct for speed in my opinion.
  • + 2
 Because 29?
  • + 11
 @pcledrew: You got it right.

Because 29. We think we are faster on 29" wheels.
  • + 1
 Great video! So impressive to see the pace you pros ride at, on trails I've actually ridden. The pace is really unreal! Keep it up RMRF!!
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