Shelley Gautier Wins Two Gold Medals at the 2017 UCI Road World Cup

U of T PT alumnus Shelly Gautier won two medals at the 2017 UCI Road World Cup

Shelley Gautier won two gold medals at the 2017 UCI Road World Cup in Emmen, Netherlands!

The U of T PT alumnus won gold in the 8.6km Women’s T1 Time Trial and in the Women’s 21.3km T1 Road Race over the Canada Day weekend. The Canadian Para-cycling team won a total of eight medals, three of which are gold.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships is the greatest sporting event in the cycling world. The event, taking place over nine days, features 12 races in three disciplines. These are the Team Time Trial, the Individual Time Trial and the Road Race.

Gautier is an athlete on the Canadian para-cycling team. She competed in the 2015 Para-pan American Games in Toronto and the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she won a bronze medal. She also won a silver medal at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games and she is a London 2012 Paralympian. In November 2014 and 2015, she was named Female Cyclist of the Year by the Ontario Cycling Association.

Gautier completed her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1995. She is the Honorary Chairperson, as well as director, of the Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation helping others find happiness through sports.