Farewell and thank you: ALN Parts Ways with Rocky Mountain

Farewell and thank you: ALN Parts Ways with Rocky Mountain

In 2024, we close the chapter on Andréanne Lanthier Nadeau’s career aboard a Rocky Mountain. ALN is a mentor, a dreamer, a fierce competitor, and has been a friend of the brand for her entire professional career. This season she moves on, and we wish her all the best in chasing her goals. To celebrate her time with us, we asked her to share some highlights from over the years.

In 2003, ALN started racing cross country. A Canadian star of cross-country racing at the time was Marie-Hélène Prémont, who she looked up to.

"I’m so grateful to have been inspired by the legendary women that have been part of the Rocky Mountain brand over the years. I vividly remember watching Marie-Hélène Prémont grab silver at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. That’s what sparked my passion for cross country racing and Rocky Mountain bikes."

A year later ALN raced on the international stage for her first time at the Junior World Championship in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec.

"I got my first Rocky Mountain in 2009, a Vertex RSL." 

ALN competing at World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne.

"My skills and love for technical riding brought me to gravity racing in 2015, when I tried my hand at racing the Enduro World Series stop in Whistler. That’s also where I met another inspirational woman, Isabeau Courdurier, who was racing on the Urge Rally team at the time. She opened my mind to what was possible on a trail bike and has been an inspiration ever since."


Some of ALN’s most outstanding enduro racing seasons included 2019 and 2021.

"2019 was the best year in my career. I stacked multiple podiums and finished 3rd overall in the Enduro World Series standings. 2021 was also stellar through really hard times. I also came so close to winning my first race and that feeling was amazing."

When asked which venues she loved racing the most ALN said...

"Whistler is hard to beat, but in Europe, I absolutely love the two venues we often go to in the Italian Alps: La Thuile, and Canazei (Val Di Fassa)."

ALN’s favourite film project that she worked on with Rocky Mountain was the launch of the Altitude platform in 2021.

"We each got to ride our mountain of choice with Remi and Jesse. I pushed myself hard to shoot big lines to represent the best of Seymour."


ALN’s biggest heartbreak in racing was...

"crashing out of my Whistler Enduro World Series win in 2022 where the three of us [Remi Gauvin and Jesse Melamed] would have been on the podium together."

Most Rocky Mountain athletes are deeply involved in the research and development of our bikes. ALN gave loads of feedback over the years across multiple platforms but was particularly proud of the energy she put into helping with the MX Mount.

"It was really cool to be a part of developing the mullet link for the current version of the Altitude. This bike unlocked new possibilities for me. The filming and racing I’ve done on it are some of my favorite memories."

"I’m thankful to have been able to accomplish many of my biggest dreams with Rocky Mountain. It was an honour to be a part of this brand; I’ll cherish the memories I’ve made on these bikes forever!"

Thank you for representing our brand in the best way possible, ALN. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

As for the rest of our race team? Rest assured; we’re still 100% committed to racing with some super exciting plans coming down the line. Stay tuned for an announcement in the coming weeks.