Video: Behind the Scenes of Jesse Melamed's EWS Win in Zermatt - The Jank Files

Sep 4, 2020
by Rocky Mountain  

It's hard to believe that the 2020 EWS season kicked off 344 days after the 2019 EWS season came to a close - but at this point we should probably be expecting the unexpected. It’s been a long year for everyone and the official enduro race season has only just begun.

For Jesse Melamed, Rémi Gauvin, and Andréane Lanthier Nadeau, committing to travel from Canada to Europe was both exciting and stressful. The long lead up to departure and added health precautions, in combination with maintaining the drive and focus to reach the podium has made for an exceptionally challenging year. But in the end the long offseason of training in the rainy Sea to Sky corridor paid off on race day, with Jesse placing first in horrendous conditions.

Racing is back, the team is back, and The Jank Files is back with Season 2, Episode 1. Enjoy!

Andréane Lanthier Nadeau

Rémi Gauvin

Jesse Melamed

Presented by: @raceface
Filmed by: @caldwellvisuals
Photos by: @kabelleira

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  • 17 1
 Nice chilled out video, team smiling the whole time.
Jesse being humble about his win and who was/wasnt there.
You can only beat those who turn up.
Steve Peat has never come into Vets to race in the UK or an SDA, I think he is scared.... haha.
  • 5 1
 Love that you called out Peaty! Would be awesome to see him race again at a high level. I personally think he's still got it in him to win
  • 5 0
 @hazman975: He was 4th at the 1st split the other weekend. Peaty and Greg are unbelievable for their age.
2 who liked an after party, still going at it strong.
I think the intensity of the training at the top level would put Peaty off. Unbelievably skilful on a bike.
  • 8 0
 Lovely vibes from this team. Jesse comes across as just a nice guy, not trying to be a certain way. It's good to see a different style that doesn't include letting off fireworks and being hooligany-which has it's place I guess.
  • 9 0
 Dude. Is miranda miller going to rocky mountain? All she does is ride with these guys.
  • 8 0
 Pretty sure she some of their roommates soooo
  • 4 0
 A friend and I ran into Remi and Miranda in Santa Cruz last winter and they're super cool, down to earth people. Those two are a couple aren't they?
  • 1 0
 I suspect they had to spend time and effort editing her out of the hanging out portions of the video
  • 1 0
 @steflund: And by roommates you mean in a serious longterm relationship with.

It would be weirder if Miranda wasn't often with him.
  • 7 0
 Yeah ! nice to see the Jank files comming back. Super chill video. Love that RM/RF team ! Stocked for Jessy, bummed for Andréanne... Good luck for the next race !
  • 7 0
 Great video -- riders actually having fun hanging out and riding bikes! This is the sport I signed up for.

But serious question left unanswered: What kind of muffins?
  • 4 0
 Good team dynamic and representatives of the rocky mountain product. Happy to be riding my Altitude, keep the pictures and video coming
  • 5 0
 I think the Rocky team has the best media presence in the EWS - great content all the time! Keep it up
  • 5 0
 Killer content, proper enduro race vibe. Loving The Jank Files!
  • 3 0
 Hair drier down the shirt. Thats thinking.
  • 2 0
 Is that the 2021 new Rocky Altitude or Instinct or just a special paintjob on a Slayer?
  • 1 0
 The former...
  • 1 0
 Pretty serious but still fun vibes coming from the squad this year, and looks like that maturity showed in your results. Well done!

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