World Championships – South Africa

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Sept. 2, 2017

I won the Road Race Rainbow Jersey.

Thanks for your help Team Shelley.

Fantastic, Shelley



Shelley wins Gold at the Para World!!


Pietermaritzburg, August 31, 2017 – Canada opened the Para-cycling world championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on Thursday with two medals, a gold and a bronze. Shelley Gautier of Toronto won the gold medal in Women’s T1 time trial, while Charles Moreau won bronze in the H3 men’s time trial.

Gautier, who won a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympics last year, is Canada’s most decorated para-cyclist. This is her seventh time trial world title, bringing her total of Road (time trial and road race) world championship titles to 13. Her winning time for the 15.5 kilometre race was 38 minutes and 3.35 seconds, 5.11 seconds faster than Yulia Sibagatova of Russia.

“It feels magical,” said Gautier, “to have a team of people who all do the little things that help me … we did it! I’m really, really excited to be world champion, and I’ll treasure it and ride well wearing [the rainbow jersey] in the next year.”

Moreau, of Victoriaville, Quebec, was a two-time bronze medalist in Rio, and this is his first world championships medal. Moreau finished the 23.3 kilometre race with a time of 40 minutes and 22.98 seconds, 52.39 seconds behind winner Paolo Cecchetto of Italy. Alex Hyndman of Morpeth, Ontario, finished 11th and Joey Desjardins of Hawksbury, Ontario, was 14th.

“It feels really good to get my first [Worlds] medal,” admitted Moreau. “This year being a post-Games year and me having a new baby … it’s been a year of ups and downs. So it’s been hard to work [train] consistently, and I was not sure what to expect at these first Worlds after Rio. Today was a great experience, with a bigger field than in Rio, actually. I had a bit of stress at the start with some problems with my bike computer and I started a bit too strong. I had to slow my pace if I wanted to last the whole race, but I did well against some really experienced racers, and I’m really happy about that.”

Source: Cycling Canada

World Championships

Hi Everyone,
I am going to South Africa to compete at the World Paracycling Championships. My plane is leaving tomorrow night. I have prepared for it and am now ready to compete. I am ready to win World Champion in the Time Trial and Road Race categories!
Thanks for all of the help you have provided me with this season.
Smiles, Shelley


Ottawa, August 23, 2017 – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the team of 13 athletes who will represent our nation at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The athletes will travel to South Africa on August 24-25, with competition taking place on August 31st to September 3rd. The team includes multiple Rio Paralympic and world championship medalists. All athletes are scheduled to compete in both Time Trial and Road Race events.

The women’s squad is led by Rio bronze medalist and multi-time world champion Shelley Gautier of Toronto, who will compete in the T1 category. Other women on the team include Marie-Claude Molnar (C4), Nicole Clermont (C5) and the tandem team of Shawna Ryan and Joanie Caron. Missing from the squad are former world and Paralympic champion Robbi Weldon and her tandem pilot Audrey Lemieux, who had to decline their selection as they recover from a crash at a World Cup earlier in the season.

The men’s squad includes Tristen Chernove in the C2 category, who won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Rio Games. He is joined by fellow Rio medalists Ross Wilson (C1), who won two silver medals, Charles Moreau (H3), with two bronze medals and Michael Sametz (C3), who won a bronze medal. The team also includes Alexander Hyndman and Joey Desjardins, both H3, and the tandem team of Matthieu Croteau Daigle and his pilot Benoit Lussier.

Para head coach Sebastien Travers said, “We are impatient to compete against the top international Elite athletes; this will be the first major event since the Rio Paralympic Games in September last year. The Canadian team is composed of very strong athletes and we are really looking forward to seeing them perform and step onto the podium in Pietermaritzburg.”

Shelley Gautier – T1 [Toronto, ON]
Marie-Claude Molnar – C4 [St Hubert, QC]
Nicole Clermont – C5 [St Denis de Brompton, QC]
Shawna Ryan – Tandem [Saskatoon, SK]
Joanie Caron – Tandem Pilot [Rimouski, QC]
Matthieu Croteau Daigle – Tandem [Sherbrooke, QC]
Benoit Lussier – Tandem Pilot [Montreal, QC]
Ross Wilson – C1 [Sherwood Park, AB]
Tristen Chernove – C2 [Cranbrook, BC]
Michael Sametz – C3 [Calgary, AB]
Charles Moreau – H3 [Victoriaville, QC]
Alexander Hyndman – H3 [Morpeth, ON]
Joey Desjardins – H3 [Hawksbury, ON]

Retrieved from Cycling Canada on August 23, 2017: CYCLING CANADA ANNOUNCES PARA ROAD WORLDS TEAM

Canadian Championships Paracycling

We did well. Thanx Team Shelley for helping me to victory!

Shelley’s interview with Cycling Canada

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