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Jesse Melamed second at first EWS Pro Stage of 2022 in Tweed Valley

Results and highlights from the first Enduro World Series stage of 2022

Photo by: Rocky Mountain

Whistler’s Jesse Melamed started the first EWS of 2022 on a high not. The Rocky Mountain Race Face rider finished second in Saturday’s Pro Stage of the Enduro World Series race in Scotland’s Tweed Valley.

Melamed was second by just 0.5 seconds against Innes Graham, riding on home turf. He wasn’t the only fast Canadian, though. Kasper Woolley (Yeti-Fox) finished sixth and Rhys Verner (Forbidden Synthesis) ninth. The Two Squamish riders join Melamet to make for three Canadians in the top-10 at the end of day 1.

Jesse Melamed: 2nd Place Racing

Emmy Lan went one better, winning the Under-21 women’s Pro Stage. The new Norco Factory Team singing takes a 0.13-second lead into Sunday’s battle against second-place finisher Sophie Riva of Italy.

In the elite women’s race, Andréane Lanthier-Nadeau led the Canadian effort in sixth. Isabeau Courdurier (Lapierre) leads. Miranda Miller (Kona), who is just returning from injury, is 19th. Lucy Schick (Norco Factory Team) is not far behind in 22nd.

EWS Tweed Valley: Pro Stage Highlights

In the Under 21 men’s race, downhill cross-over Seth Sherlock (Intense Factory Racing) leads the Canadians in fifth. Emmett Hancock (WeAreOne) is close behind in 9th. That race is led by Luck and Remy Meir-Smith, both of Propain Factory Enduro.

Saturday’s stage is just the start of racing in the Tweed Valley. The bulk of this opening Enduro World Series round takes place on Sunday, June 5.