Introducing the 2023 Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team

Feb 2, 2023
by Rocky Mountain  
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Press Release: Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team

Racing. It’s in our blood. Since the early days of enduro, we've seen a lot of success with our race program — countless podiums and a whole lot of good times on bikes. We recently said farewell to a great friend and teammate, but we're excited to shift gears and welcome some fresh faces as we enter a new era for the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team.

Introducing the 2023 team:

Andréane Lanthier Nadeau

Rémi Gauvin

Emmett Hancock

Lily Boucher – Development Rider


Major milestones and exciting new beginnings aside, we challenged ourselves to get that 1% faster in Arizona a few weeks ago. The entire team, including our new Team Manager, Kevin Haviland and new Head Mechanic, Brett Ward answered the sweet, siren call of burning rubber at Apex Motor Club before taking to the local trails.

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Shake and bake, bike fans. Shake AND bake.



Andréane Lanthier Nadeau




Andréane Lanthier Nadeau, or ALN, originally, from Québec started racing cross-country and quickly progressed on the international circuit as a junior, U23, and Elite. She then discovered the magic of BC trails and in turn, enduro. Today, ALN is a decorated athlete with multiple podiums and stage wins under her belt. She is a top contender at the highest level of enduro racing.

“It’s super exciting to see the commitment Rocky Mountain is putting in to maintain this program as one of the best. Time to believe in something new and go for it!“

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Rémi Gauvin




Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Remi’s professional career started with downhill racing. He saw early success with podiums at the Canada Cup and Crankworx, a National Championship Title, and a host of stellar World Cup results. After transitioning into enduro racing, he quickly proved his talent doesn’t have a ceiling. Clearing multiple Top 10 Overall Series finishes, and several EWS podiums, Remi is charged up for the 2023 season.

“Big changes this year for our team! I am really excited to continue building on last season's success as well as help Emmett and Lilly succeed on this program. It's going to be a fun year!”

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Emmett Hancock



Originally from Kelowna, BC, Emmett began his career as a downhill racer until he discovered enduro best suited his riding style. Emmett was on a tear during his junior career, racking up several top-10 and podium Enduro World Series finishes in the Under-21 category. Emmett ended his final Under-21 season last year with a bang, claiming the 3rd place overall title. You may also have seen him as one of the contestants on of Pinkbike Academy. Emmett hopes to build on his Under-21 success as a new contender in the Elite category this year.

“To ride for the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team is something I’ve always worked towards but never thought would become a reality. I am beyond stoked to see what this season brings for both myself and my new teammates.”

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Lily Boucher



Hailing from Squamish, BC, Lily may be newer to the enduro world, but no stranger to competition — she has raced and placed well in both downhill and freeride. In 2022, Lily had an incredible debut Under-21 season, with several podiums and numerous top five finishes. Looking ahead, Lily looks to continue her early success in the Under-21 category this season.

“I feel so stoked to have a team behind me with so much experience that I can learn from. So grateful for Rocky Mountain’s support, and belief in me as a U21 rider. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to work with top notch people and athletes that I’ve looked up to for a long time!”

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The Race Bike



The Team will be on the latest Rocky Mountain Altitude with race-ready components and parts from our awesome sponsors.

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We couldn’t race without the continued support of all the incredible brands behind the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team. Thank you. This marks the start of a very cool chapter in the thirty-year history between Rocky Mountain and Race Face. We're so excited about what the future holds for this talented group of athletes.

2023 UCI EDR World Cup Calendar
Round 1 – Maydena, AUS | 25 – 26 March
Round 2 – Derby, AUS | 1 -2 April
Round 3 – Finale Ligure, ITA | 3-4 June
Round 4 – Leogang, AUT | 15 – 18 June
Round 5 – Val di Fassa, ITA | 24 – 25 June
Round 6 – Loudenvielle, FRA | 1 - 3 September
Round 7 – Morzine | 7 - 17 September


Photos by: Margus Riga
A special thanks to: Fox and Apex Motor Club

Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team


MENTIONS: @RockyMountainBicycles / @raceface / @foxfactory / @Maxxis / @shimano / @SmithOptics / K Capital / @CushCore / @RideWrap / @evocsports / Reform



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79 Comments
  • 123 0
 Emmett! Congrats glasses guy!
  • 11 1
 But where are the glasses?
  • 7 0
 Contacts guy doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, but it’ll do. Congrats to Emmett!
  • 56 24
 Why do they need a road race car to promote enduro mountain biking?
  • 14 4
 I was thinking the same thing! odd
  • 51 7
 Because why not?!
  • 23 2
 Looks like a fun team building event + track cars = mind blowing speed...nothing like your typical SUV.
  • 8 6
 Cars mean freedom in our western "philosophy"
  • 6 0
 because shake AND bake dude!
  • 5 12
flag swellhunter (Feb 3, 2023 at 3:34) (Below Threshold)
 Because race cars are cooler than race bikes 7 out of 7 days a week. I have both. Nothing compares to the car - Nothing. I can ride downhill all day and love it and have been riding since the late 80s but the car is a whole next level. Why do you think Ken Block, Pastrana, and Semenuk all drive. I think it's a cool way to introduce a team by Rocky Mountain. It's kinda gets the blood pumping for racing.
  • 1 2
 @swellhunter: Did you miss the news? #kb43ver
  • 1 0
 @mo3rki: That just happened
  • 2 2
 @tofhami: everyday I hate the US's dependence on cars more and more.
  • 6 0
 @peterman1234: Reliance on cars to live our lives blows, but race cars are undeniably sick
  • 2 0
 Shake and bake. Shake and fcking bake
  • 23 0
 Congrats Emmett!
  • 15 0
 WOW! Really great to see non locals out here in AZ enjoying out amazing trails we have here. Especially an elite level race team. This is at the Hawes trail system. Lots of different trails for all skills, and more and more being build. I encourage you if you're in the Phoenix area come to East Mesa and check out our trials at Hawes.

Now where's the Video?
  • 8 7
 shhh. They don't need to know.
  • 7 2
 Hawes is crap! Browns Ranch is where the real riders go, obv.
  • 2 0
 Hawes is da best in the Valley.
  • 6 0
 @PHX77: No no, the real gnarly trails are the McDowell loops
  • 1 0
 @MattyBoyR6: Hahaha..... I used to say the same thing. But I've been here 23 years and judging by the amount of online articles about AZ riding, plus the amount of people I see out on the trails nowadays, I'd say the secret's out bud. Cool
  • 1 0
 @ruckuswithani: 100% fact
  • 17 0
 Congrats Lily & Emmett!
  • 13 1
 Judging by the top times on those trails, it seems like Jessie tagged along too.
  • 2 0
 These pics are all at Hawes, not South Mountain. But Jesse and the RM team were both riding at Somo the same week.
  • 5 7
 @k-n-i-x-o-n: shhh. They don't need to know.
  • 2 0
 @k-n-i-x-o-n: ah ok. Stopped on my way through and saw Jessie’s times so just kinda assumed. Coming from California and living in New Mexico I was definitely impressed with SoMo. It’s like a mixture of both places.
  • 13 1
 UCI blew your cover
  • 5 0
 same for angel suarez with UNNO
  • 14 0
 Snaked by the governing body, stings!
  • 7 0
 If anyone is interested in a really good podcast interview with ALN check out The Lawless Podcast on Spotify. She’s a super intelligent & classy person, well spoken and great subject matter.
  • 9 0
 Congrats to Emmett. But he looks totally different compared to PB academy
  • 8 0
 YEAAAH LILY!!! So stoked
  • 18 11
 Those pictures in the car are so awkward lol.
  • 7 0
 good for Emmett. can't wait to see how he does!
  • 10 3
 Why would you promote an MTB team by showing race cars? Weird choice.
  • 4 0
 Awesome. Hope the team has great success this year! Love my Rockys
  • 4 0
 I really miss the flannel print jersey
  • 4 0
 The schedule is odd Razz
  • 2 0
 Ten days in France? September 7-17 two weeends of racing but nothing in North America? It is odd.
  • 1 0
 @ZiggyM:
Yeah, it's the first time I've seen the schedule and it's extremely disappointing not to see any North American dates.
  • 1 0
 Not to mention the 9 week hiatus between races, as well as another 4 week hiatus. What a giant mess.
  • 3 0
 emmett hancock for the world
  • 2 0
 I bet you Cody is pissed!!! “last time I did a long jump challenge I almost lost my leg”
  • 2 0
 Get it on team! stoked af for your season.
  • 1 0
 YEAHHHHH! stoked for the new young riders on the team. can't wait to see the Jank files in 2023!
  • 2 3
 Obviously they cut the budget short. I guess the prices will go down once again....Not.
They will sell their rediculously overpriced bike as " the bike that Jesse Melamed used to ride"
  • 2 1
 wow.. now we have to hope for a similar happening for Tarmo next season.... congrats Emmet, well done!!!
  • 4 2
 My favorite bike brand.
  • 1 0
 bring on the Jerseys... ! I want one for my Slayer rides Smile
  • 1 0
 No Whistler this year ?
  • 7 3
 maybe the Blackcomb trails won't get trashed now.
  • 4 0
 Only Crankworx but that’s just before round 6 so there probably won’t be any WC DH or enduro riders there.
  • 1 0
 @mookmeister: crankworx Whistler is in July
  • 1 0
 @mookmeister: Crankworx Whistler is end of July this year so maybe there will some people showing up?
  • 3 0
 @Zaeius: Crankworx seems deliberately positioned for July this year to attract global riders during the WC break. Certainly it would be a great opportunity to have National Titles and Sleeves on the line, given the pro's have this void in their schedule.... Last year was impossible to time a national enduro championship with the EWS schedule. This gap says it could work.
  • 1 0
 That's a weird calendar
  • 1 0
 Stunning photos!
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah Emmet!
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