Marie-Ève Croteau

Marie-Ève Croteau

 

Fifth-year national team member Marie-Ève Croteau has overcome many challenges to become one of Canada’s most successful international para-cyclists with multiple world titles and World Cup crowns.

Sport has helped her overcome obstacles in her life, such as when she lost the use of both of her legs in 2010 due to a virus, suffered a concussion which prevented her from racing at the 2012 Paralympic Games and was sidelined by an illness in January 2015.

She was approached by the Canadian cycling team in 2010 and after 15 months of intense rehabilitation she made her competitive debut in April 2011.

Her biggest influences are cyclist Lyne Bessette and wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc. She has been roommates with both athletes in the past and describes them as great examples of determination. She also credits her coach Eric Van den Eynde for helping her discover cycling with his vast knowledge of the sport.

In 2012, Croteau achieved a dream when she was named to the Paralympic team. Unfortunately she was unable to compete due to a concussion which she suffered at a competition a few weeks earlier. The lingering effects of that accident forced her to undergo another rehabilitation period.

Career Highlights

2011, 2015 Parapan American Games…2012 Paralympic Games…Multiple national champion…

Personal

Administration and accounting technician for a mental health organization in Québec… Hobbies include movies, reading, going to hockey and baseball games and dinner with friends.

Notable International Results

  • 2015 World Cup (ITA), road race 1st
  • 2015 World Cup (ITA), time trial 3rd
  • 2014 World Championships, time trial, 2nd
  • 2013 World Championships, time trial 2nd
  • 2013 World Championships road race 2nd
  • 2012 Paralympic Games, did not start (injury)
  • 2011 World Championships, road race 1st
  • 2011 World Championships, time trial, 1st
  • 2011 Parapan American Games, road race, 3rd
  • 2011 Parapan American Games, time trial, 4th

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsCycling - RoadIndividual Road Race - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Mixed 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Road Race - Mixed 5
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Individual Road Race - Mixed 3
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Time Trial - Tricycle - Open 4
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Cycling - Road Time Trial - Tricycle - Open 13