Video: Melamed, Gauvin, and Lanthier Nadeau Take on Liguria & Gelato in Episode 2 of 'The Jank Files'

Oct 5, 2020
by Rocky Mountain  

The racing season hit hard and fast when it finally made its debut. Starting with Zermatt in the last week of August and finishing with two races in Italy, Pietra Ligure and Finale Ligure, before the end of September. The 2020 season was a flash in the pan packing a lot of action into just a few weeks.

Riders around the world were on the “hurry up and wait” program this year, and Jesse Melamed, Rémi Gauvin, and Andréane Lanthier Nadeau were no different. Even by mid-August, they were unsure whether or not they’d be making the trip over to Europe to race, and in the final weeks before Race 1, they went all in and boarded a plane.

Jesse said it best with, “We’re back in Italy. We’re back living off gelato.” Filmed in both Pietra Ligure and Finale Ligure, this is Episode 2 of The Jank Files.

2020 EWS 3 - Finale Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude Photo by Kike Abelleira

2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude

2020 EWS 2 - Pietra Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira


2020 Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team Photo by Kike Abelleira



Andréane Lanthier Nadeau



2020 EWS 2 - Pietra Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira
2020 EWS 2 - Pietra Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira

2020 EWS 2 - Pietra Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira

2020 EWS 3 - Finale Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira



Rémi Gauvin



2020 EWS 2 - Pietra Ligure
2020 EWS 2 - Pietra Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira

2020 EWS 3 - Finale Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira

2020 EWS 3 - Finale Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira



Jesse Melamed



bigquotesIt wasn't easy to head overseas for racing given the state of the world, but thanks to my teammates and support staff it was as good a trip as any! We took the necessary safety precautions seriously, while still having a good time on and off track. What more could I ask for than a new bike, great support, and to come away with a pair of wins!" – Jesse Melamed

2020 EWS 3 - Finale Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira
2020 EWS 2 - Pietra Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira

2020 EWS 3 - Finale Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira

2020 EWS 3 - Finale Ligure Photo by Kike Abelleira

Jesse Melamed on the top step of the podium in Finale Ligure. Photo by Kike Abelleira

Post race win beverage for Jesse Melamed Photo by Kike Abelleira


Filmed by: @caldwellvisuals
Photos by: @kabelleira



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18 Comments

  • 6 0
 Yeah...I love the Jank Files.

ALN uses her Altitude with a 36...cool. Anyone know if she has 160 or 170 travel upfront on her 36?
  • 13 0
 Hello! 170mm
  • 2 0
 @andreaneln:
Thank you very much, cool! I am building up an 21 Altitude currently for myself and the F36 Root Beer is waiting patiently for a 170 Airshaft.
  • 3 0
 I love that Jesse and ALN are on here responding to comments from their quarantine. Shout out to Remi to see if he will respond and tell me why there were no shots of travel coffee setup, did it not travel overseas this year?
  • 2 0
 Remi is right next to me so I'll tell him to respond.
  • 4 0
 Sick video! Anyone know what Jesse is wearing from Race Face under his jersey? Is this padded or??? Thank you!
  • 7 0
 It's an old RaceFace back protector that has some pockets to carry my PB&j's
  • 2 0
 "fast is fast and fast is fun" says it all about this crew , Rocky Mountains escapades this summer have kept the stoke high for sure !!!
  • 1 0
 Great vid and team. So pleased for Jesse. Has anyone bothered to do the maths on who would have won the season title if there was going to be one?
  • 1 0
 Jesse " I just have to remembered to corner like people that know how to corner can corner" somehow it doesnt worked for me lol Congrats on a great season champ!!
  • 1 0
 haha confidence is key!
  • 2 0
 Easy jersey change for Jesse next year just delete the first 1
  • 1 0
 Love the Jank Files. Congratulations RMRF, amazing results in the most challenging of seasons.
  • 2 0
 “Fun is fast. Fast is fast.” That right there sums it all up.
  • 2 0
 Jank Files yeah Smile
  • 1 0
 Well done RM/RF team. Cool video to watch too !
  • 1 0
 what a bunch of rad people. Great job to all!

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