Pete Mitchell

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Pete Mitchell

Revised: April 2020

DOB
12/01/1990
From
London
Based
Manchester
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A long-standing tandem pilot within the Great Britain para-cycling programme, Mitchell has Paralympic, world and Commonwealth medals to his name.

A promising able-bodied sprinter, Mitchell won multiple international medals at junior and under-23 level, before making the transition to become a pilot in the para-cycling squad in 2012.

Paired up with Neil Fachie, Mitchell enjoyed a phenomenal first track world championships in 2014, at which he and Fachie won the sprint and kilo titles, in the process becoming the first tandem bike to dip under one minute for the kilo.

The success continued, as the pair defended those titles in 2015 and then repeated the trick in 2016, ensuring them the tag of favourites for the kilo title going into the Paralympics in Rio.

However, the Dutch duo of Tristan Bangma and Teun Mulder’s time of 59.822 was too good for the Britons to beat, and Mitchell and Fachie had to settle for silver.

Mitchell returned to Rio two years later for the 2018 track world championships, this time pairing up with James Ball. The duo won two medals - silver in the kilo and bronze in the sprint.

Just weeks later, they lined up for Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and won two more silver medals.

They finally turned silver into gold at the 2019 world championships, though, recording a time of 1:00.060 to beat team-mates Fachie and Matt Rotherham to the rainbow jerseys.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2019

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn (Netherlands)
Gold, kilo (piloting James Ball)
Silver, sprint (piloting James Ball)

2018

Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast (Australia)
Silver, kilo (pilot to James Ball)
Silver, sprint (pilot to James Ball)

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Silver, kilo (pilot to James Ball)
Bronze, sprint (pilot to James Ball)

2016

Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Silver, kilo (pilot to Neil Fachie)

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)
Gold, kilo (pilot to Neil Fachie)
Gold, sprint (pilot to Neil Fachie)

2015

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn (Netherlands)
Gold, kilo (pilot to Neil Fachie)
Gold, sprint (pilot to Neil Fachie)

2014

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Aguascalientes (Mexico)
Gold, kilo (pilot to Neil Fachie)
Gold, sprint (pilot to Neil Fachie)