Just wanted to give u an update. Riding in the cold today was fun. I was wearing layers and had no breathable skin. That didn’t matter I was able to use the TT bars on a cambered Road. I was focused and forgot I was using a new brace and new TT handle bars. My new equipment works well. It is wonderful to have it for 2018.
Today I will be riding outside with my new brace and new TT bars. I will be wearing my Specialized and Shimano warm clothes and shoes. I will keep you posted on this seasons progress as I go to Belgium next weekend. The TT Race is 18 km and RR is 36 km. I am excited to go and I will do my best after a great winter training season.
Thank you for your continual help on my wonderful journey,
Being among the best in the world, sometimes you need to keep working when life pushes back. I work hard to achieve my goals. This winter I have been working hard learning new things. I have been practicing a new racing position and style of trike riding/racing.
I am continuing to focus on what is coming up for this season. World Cups, Canadians, and the World Championships have my immediate attention. Doing well this season will help me prepare for the next Para Pan Am, and Para-Olympic Games.
I would like to thank my Sponsors and Everyone who supports me. You all share with me incredible determination and strength. We will put it all together. Everything will work on race day! I will strive to continue to achieve good results.
Paralympian Shelley Gautier came to visit the Newmarket Girl Guides and tell them her story of courage and bravery. The girls listened intently as Shelley recounted the details of how her life changed forever. In 2001, Shelley suffered a severe head injury while cycling on vacation. She spent 6 weeks in a coma, eight months in a rehabilitation hospital and was left with one side of her body paralysed. Shelly told the girls how she set small goals to accomplish each day to get her closer to being able to participate in sports again. Shelley faced many obstacles, both physical and mental, but never lost sight of her goal. Shelley competes as a Para-Cyclist for Canada and is a seven-time World Champion in the road race and time trial events. She has been World Champion 14 times making her the Canadian cyclist who has won the most World Championships. In 2016, she became the first T1 Triker from any Country in the world to win a medal at the Paralympics taking home a bronze medal. Shelley is now getting ready for the Paralympics happening in Tokyo in 2020. Shelley has started the Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation to encourage disabled people to participate in sport and get involved in their communities. For more details, visit www.sgpsf.ca
– Original source: https://newmarket.snapd.com/events/view/1097066
Flying Home from Heathrow after winning two World Championship Gold Medals in South Africa. Time Trial x7 and Road Race x7
A great experience after a year of hard work! Thanks all for helping
Pietermaritzburg, September 3, 2017 – Shelley Gautier of Toronto, Ontario, won her second world title at the Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on Saturday, bringing Canada’s total medal count to six for these championships.
Gautier, who had earlier won the women’s T1 category time trial, won the 24.3 kilometre road race with a time of one hour, one minute and 41 seconds, finishing a lap ahead of Toni Mould of South Africa.
The only other Canadians competing on this third day of the world championships were in the men’s H3 60.7 kilometre race, where Charles Moreau of Victoriaville, Quebec, finished seventh, Alex Hyndman of Morpeth, Ontario, was tenth and Joey Desjardins of Hawksbury, Ontario, was 14th. Moreau was with the winning break until he suffered a mechanical problem.
Source: Cycling Canada
I am on Top of the World right now. Shelley Gautier – World Champion Road Race x 7, World Champion Time Trial x 7.
Thanks Team Shelley