In the final 2018 World Cup standings, Shelley Gautier finished off an incredible road season that saw her sweep all six World Cup events – three time trials and three road races – for a perfect 360 points, in addition to her two world titles.
Gautier has raced at two Paralympic Games with the highlight a bronze medal in the women’s T1 (tricycle) time trial.
In 2015 Gautier was a silver medalist at the mixed time trial event at the Parapan American Games. She also founded the Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation to bring para sport to the disabled community.
In 2015 Gautier was honoured with The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Alumni Association Above & Beyond Award by the University of Toronto. Gautier was also inducted into the Inaugural Toronto Sports Hall of Honour and awarded the Sports Niagara Para-Athlete of the Year in Para-Cycling.
In 2001, Gautier was in a mountain biking accident and suffered a severe head injury leaving her in a coma for six weeks. She now leads an independent life as a hemiplegic (with paralysis on one side of the body).
Within a year she was back on a bike again and by 2007 she was racing 50 kilometres.