Results: Andréane Lanthier Nadeau & Jesse Melamed Win the 2021 Canadian Enduro Championships

Oct 18, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
The results are in from the Canadian Enduro Championships, with Andréane Lanthier Nadeau and Jesse Melamed taking the Pro 2021 titles.

Andréane Lanthier Nadeau secured the Women's title by over four minutes on Julia Long in second-place and Florencia Espineira in third. Jesse Melamed secured the top result in the Men's racing, with Remi Gauvin 40 seconds back in 2nd and Kasper Woolley completes the top three for the Pro Men.

Check out the full results below.



Results

Pro Women


1st. Andréane Lanthier Nadeau: 53:57.44
2nd. Julia Long: 58:08.75
3rd. Florencia Espineira: 58:33.23
4th. Celeste Pomerantz: 1:00:38.57
5th. Tori Wood: 1:00:48.33


Pro Men


1st. Jesse Melamed: 42:11.46
2nd. Remi Gauvin: 42:55.90
3rd. Kasper Woolley: 43:12.13
4th. Evan Wall: 44:11.12
5th. Rhys Verner: 44:38.76




Full Results

Pro Women


Pro Men






74 Comments

  • 67 0
 I gotta say I'm well impressed by Evan Wall this season. The Academy didn't show how good a rider(s) the contestants are imo. Definitely deserves a contract renewal
  • 3 0
 Exactly, look at Julia in 2nd place. You could see the potential during the Academy. It's cool to see her building
  • 2 0
 Yeah, and Flo Espiñeira 3rd and she is-was in season 2...
  • 38 0
 Why did Bighead McTiny mouth DNF? Lol
  • 7 1
 The big head doesn't fit in the tiny mouth so no finish...
  • 4 2
 Yeah what’s with the need to put the nickname on the entry. Is he a well know Canadian or something?
  • 5 0
 @extratalldirtrider: If you know, you know
  • 34 8
 Much respect to all these riders. Anyone who raced, please submit your timeslip and we'll give you a free umbrella with your Outside+ membership.

Be safe be well,
Robin
  • 13 0
 LOL!
  • 4 0
 RIP OutsideCEO He burned too hot
  • 3 0
 @suspended-flesh: I'm back boys...decided to go incognito so my CTO doesn't catch me this time! Fingers crossed this plan works as well as the paid model is working for Outside!

Be safe be well,
Robin
  • 2 0
 Let’s go Brandon!
  • 13 1
 There were FOURTEEN sub-21 years old boys under 50 minutes (Jesse Melamed 42 minutes). Also three sub-21 year old girls under 60 minutes (ALN 54 minutes). Future of Canadian enduro right there. Look out France!!!
  • 1 0
 Under 15 had 6 boys under 60mins (the 3rd place finisher was only 13). So stoked to see so many people with the fortitude to endure a big day in the saddle during a rainstorm. The future looks amazing.
  • 1 0
 Yeah the juniors were flying!
  • 12 0
 Super Evan Wall! In a couple of years we will have a champion
  • 12 0
 2nd and 4th for Pb Academy. Not bad.
  • 10 3
 Talk about enduro racing, 54min for the women and 42min for men, and that's for the fastest ones. EWS needs to learn from this.
  • 27 0
 That's mental. I think a lot of the pros were complaining that the stages were pretty flat and XCish so I'm not sure EWS needs to be taking notes on that.
  • 11 1
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: I think there was a conscious decision to do slightly tamer stages than perhaps normal given the conditions.
  • 1 4
 @j-t-g: I've never heard of an enduro course getting drastically altered to account for weather conditions, but I guess it's possible.
  • 3 1
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: maybe he meant hospital capacities.
  • 5 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: it happens a lot on the EWS. Stages start lower or higher on the the mountain and some stages are completely eliminated due to weather.
  • 17 2
 Having raced in one of the punter categories I can tell that the EWS definitely doesn't need to pay attention. One stage had 20% uphill in it and it was so wet that anything that was flat felt uphill.
  • 2 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: if you have trail netowrk on a gazillion miles and diff type of trails.. you can.
  • 9 1
 Numbers don't make a good race. The CNES has always been so numbers-oriented, rather than focusing on having a quality event that is enjoyable to race.
  • 2 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: you haven't been paying attention then. Take last year's fall EWS races, for example.
  • 7 0
 The course was picked to try and account for a potential snow line with a late season race. as it was 100mm of rain in 48 hours prior to start didnt make it great conditions - late season racing is still racing. Time gaps show what the challenges were - definitely tested endurance!
  • 1 0
 @rossdunlop: true that Ross and also the climbs were so soft they felt twice as long. I honestly think an XC racer with some tech skills would have placed pretty well.
  • 3 1
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: Well when you have 150mm (almost 6 inches) of rain forecast for the weekend I'm sure both the organizers and WORCA wanted to make sure racers weren't going to kill themselves on gnarly trails and that the trails used could stand up to the wet weather onslaught.
  • 8 0
 @Super7: Isnt Peter Diseria a XC racer?
  • 1 0
 @fabwizard: I stand corrected!
  • 2 0
 @Super7: Actually, not corrected it proved your theory.
  • 3 0
 @fabwizard: I guess so. I understand why the trails were chosen but I really think Highline was unnecessary. It rides like a transfer.
  • 1 0
 @Super7: agreed.
  • 4 0
 @kwl1: Still had way better (not so gnarly - rain friendly) actual downhill trails to choose from!
howler - billy's epic - golden boner to roam - Hearth circus even? - Heavy flow to tunnel vision for a bit of pedal...
  • 9 1
 We are talking enduro here, so having some pedal and even some uphill in the middle of the stages is OK and even a must from my point of view. Some of the last races on the EWS were just a series of DH races linked together with chairlifts/shuttles and even repeating same stages on the double header races, in places where they had tons of trails to choose from. No saying that it was easy, but not what many like to see on enduro. Exceptions were Tweed Valley and Finale Ligure where they really needed to pedal and spend some good amount of hours on the saddle.
  • 1 0
 @fabwizard: He is. 26th in Olympics. Good show by Peter. Norco sponsored rider and Norco was the title sponsor so perhaps this is why. He is from Ontario too I'm pretty sure.
  • 4 0
 @OZwild: Something to consider: rumour has it that all trails inside the Vail CRA were not permitted to be used... meaning that SCAP and foreplay were the only trails on that side of the valley we could have raced on. That being said... a Westside-only race would have been great.
  • 7 2
 @j-t-g: Trails were selected based on being able to survive 600 riders (300 x two - one practice and one race) passing in three days during a period of 76 mm/ 3" of rain.

Unlike most readers it doesn't take the brains of an astronaut to realise that $12-15 K of entry fees can seem like a phyrric victory if the race ends up doing 2-3 times more damage to the trails.

The glass half full types could help the rest of you by pointing out the obvious: "they were able to have an exciting race, which tested a wide range of ability, skill and fitness, in October, during Covid-19" and "on-one had to race if they didn't want to or didn't rate the course"
  • 4 0
 @andrewbikeguide: ampm and after hours are currently closed due to excessive damage from the event, couple of the local builders spent 3 hours on them after the race yesterday doing water management triage....I personally spent 3 hours on High Side in the pissing rain Saturday clearing out drains and muck after finding out it was going to be used in this event hoping to mitigate any potential water issues, haven't heard yet how it held up.
  • 5 0
 @flipfantasia: I rode Highside, Hihi, Highline this morning. They were in good shape and not too beat up. Picked up some hunks of seduction tape and a tear off left on the trail. I looked down on After Hours from the road after respecting the closure. I’m sure the race didn’t help but it looked like water damage to me. AMPM always suffered water damage at that spot where water always flows when it’s wet. But I didn’t go down and observe it first hand. The real question in my mind is why hold this event here this late in the year? Almost guaranteed heavy rain. And closed bike park means no uplift.
  • 1 0
 @spaceofades: some of us want em big
  • 1 0
 @andrewbikeguide: extremely well stated.
  • 1 0
 @flipfantasia: The builders are the true champions, without them there would be no trails to ride and race.

Massive props +1 from me and hopefully many more, for your efforts and helping to ensure the pleasure of so many people. Smile
  • 1 0
 @Someoldfart: glad to hear re. High Side, figured it would be okay, have spent a lot of years getting it to that point!
  • 1 0
 @Someoldfart: and also, the water damage on AH AMPM was exacerbated by ruts the riders created in the soft dirt, undermining the drainage and creating significant erosion.
  • 7 0
 Barelli probably saw the snow and the massive puddles and said f&*k this s&!t lol
  • 7 0
 Congrats to the Rocky Mountain team!
  • 7 0
 Way to go Evan!
  • 6 0
 Miranda Miller didn't race? Anyone know why?
  • 25 0
 Yesterday's instagram statement:

"mirandamillermtb
Verified
When asked how my season was, numbers are usually the simplest way to explain. I was 13th overall. 13 is a relatively unimpressive number and after a bit of reflection, I don’t think accurately represents the success I felt this year. While never having an impressive overall result, I had a lot of stages that I was proud of and I accomplished goals like Brutus, Dark Horse and much more. While the numbers don’t reflect how I felt, I know I have been riding better this year than any other year and maybe the coolest part about that, is that so is everyone else!

I’m sitting out our National Enduro Championships this weekend. My decision was based on multiple reasons- I’m struggling with back/ neck issues but mostly a lack of motivation. So I decided to transfer my registration to a time where I’m actually excited to race!

A lot of people are asking what next season looks like for me and honestly I do not know. But for now I’m thankful for the season I just had and all the people that worked hard for it to be another year living the dream!"
  • 19 0
 @colincolin: respect to MM
  • 1 0
 Maybe (well.....I am......) I am stuck in the 90's, but a national race and only around 40 riders? And it looks like a good chunk of those live within quick driving distance of the race. Were the numbers severely limited or are people just not interested in Enduro racing despite all the marketing and publicity?
  • 5 0
 They only posted the pro category results here, bunch of other categories not listed
  • 3 0
 @quinnltd: that makes more sense. Given the stature of the event, they could have posted Juniors etc and get people stoked to see their names in 'print'.
  • 1 1
 Event sold out with 300 riders registered.
  • 4 0
 It was always bound to be the "Sea to Sky Enduro Championships" in late October. 300 registered like @kingtut87 said below but looks like almost half DNS'd or DNF'd. The rain was truly epic. I wouldn't have finished without the extra insulation from winter MTB shoes. Feet soaked for day during stage 1 when we road through multiple lakes on an access road. This was a race for the Sea to Sky history books!
  • 2 0
 Nice work to al the racers and organizers and support. Conditions were at the peak of nasty. 5 degrees, dumping rain the day of and before cause some creeks to overflow the course. Everyone who finished as a hero.
  • 4 4
 ALN actually won ny over four minutes, but since all times over four minutes are also in the set of times over two minutes, the math checks out. Props to everybody in this race, this past weekend on the south coast was incredibly wet with a full on atmospheric river, so rain and high freezing levels.
  • 2 0
 I swept a few stages and have rarely been so cold and muddy. I heard with DNS and DNF only 60% of riders finished. Huge respect for anyone who made it!
  • 2 0
 Amazing Dustin. How many other Dads in the top ten I wonder?
  • 2 0
 Flo Espiñeira, tremenda!!!
  • 1 0
 good to see riders of all backgrounds in there from XC world cup'rs to "freeriders"
  • 1 0
 dns.........DNS.......dns
  • 1 0
 GRANDE FLO
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