Video: Melamed, Gauvin, Lanthier Nadeau, Ostroski, & Team Slayer in the Season Finale of 'The Jank Files'

Oct 15, 2019
by Rocky Mountain Bicycles  

It’s been a long season for everyone and what better way to end it than at a new venue in some of the most impressive mountains in the world. With 360-degree panoramic views of the Monte Rosa, the famous Matterhorn, and glaciated valleys, Zermatt is impressive in every sense of the word. Traditionally a hiking and mountaineering town, the riding here is tight, technical, and for the lack of a better word – jank.

New for this year was the Trophy of Nations, described by the EWS as an event to “Work with your team, strategize, pace each other, and share the experience.” All that is true, but when we asked the Canadian Men’s team, comprised of Rémi Gauvin, Jesse Melamed, and Kona’s Rhys Verner, their opinion, they put it simply as “a party train going 100%.”

From $80,000 watches and litres of fondue, to mega party trains and grimace-purple hematoma’s. This is Episode 6 of The Jank Files.

EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland

EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland
EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland

EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland

EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland



Andréane Lanthier Nadeau



EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland

EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland
EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland



Rémi Gauvin



EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland

EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland
EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland



Jesse Melamed



EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland

EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland
EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland



Peter Ostroski



EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland

EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland
EWS 8 - Zermatt Switzerland



Team Canada



Trophy of Nations

Trophy of Nations

Trophy of Nations
Trophy of Nations

Trophy of Nations

Team Canada Men s podium
Team Canada Women s podium



Team Slayer



The Trophy of Nations event also featured the Industry Trophy, a race on the same course as the pro's where brands could put together a team of staff, athletes, or anyone they wished. We looped in our team rider, Peter Ostroski, Brand Manager, Stephen Matthews, and Product Manager, Ken Perras to form “Team Slayer”. The team started strong flexing custom Race Face jerseys, tapered in the middle with a leg hematoma, and finished strong with good memories and beers on the beach.

Trophy of Nations
Trophy of Nations

Trophy of Nations

Trophy of Nations


Filmed by: @caldwellvisuals
Photos by: @davetrumpore



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20 Comments

  • 11 0
 I'm going to miss this series.I hope you do it again next season.
  • 5 0
 These fools f*ck for sure. Very few other cycling-related things I'd sooner watch than this team. Statistical analysis/probability-wise, JM would have been in the top five, possibly higher if not for the injury. Masters in math clearly paying off. Hopefully next season is as slapping as this one.
  • 6 0
 Came here hoping to find an ode to Slayer! \m/ \m/
  • 4 0
 Great vibes in the video. Also, that's why you fit bar end plugs, kids.
  • 4 0
 SLAYEEEEERRRRR
  • 2 2
 Super cringe during the mystery nugget chow shot. You’d think high end athletes would know better than to eat poison!
Check out game changers the movie by James Cameron- Plant Based diet FTW!
  • 2 0
 what a way to slay the way (redundant)
  • 3 0
 I like Canadians
  • 2 0
 such a rad team.
  • 1 0
 Best series out there...more Jank files in 2020 please
  • 1 0
 Great fun watching this lot. What a team. Hope they do this next year.
  • 1 0
 Color me jealous
  • 1 0
 Jank As Fk
  • 3 3
 >Team Slayer
>Rides the instinct BC

Big think
  • 3 0
 Only Pete is riding the instinct... (probably because racing the Instinct since the beginning of the year, so it's hard to swap bike just for one race) but Ken and Stephen are both on a Slayer! And it rips!
  • 4 0
 @akamera: I think they all had Slayers. One black, one red and one mule.
  • 1 0
 Nice work!
  • 1 4
 Nothing related to Slayer music band :-/
(cut off your mustache!)
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