Pete Mitchell

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Revised: April 2018

Disciplines
Kilo, Sprint
DOB
12/01/1990
From
London
Based
Manchester
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About Pete  

Since making his debut for the Great Britain Cycling Team at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships alongside stoker Neil Fachie, Pete Mitchell has enjoyed astonishing success winning six world titles and a Paralympic silver medal.

Biography

Before joining the Great Britain Cycling Team as a pilot, Mitchell showed promise as an able-bodied sprinter, winning multiple medals at junior and U23 level at World and European level.

In November 2012 it was announced that he would be joining would be joining the para-cycling team as a pilot and competed with stoker Neil Fachie for the first time at the 2013 British Cycling National Track Championships where they finished second in the kilo.

They made their international debut at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track Championships in Mexico winning world titles in the kilo and sprint events. In the kilo they became the first tandem pair to ever break the minute mark, posting a time of 59.460. They successfully defended these titles in Apeldoorn in 2015.

They finished their 2015 season successfully winning gold in the sprint and kilo at the Manchester Para-cycling International.

Triple world champions & Paralympic silver

Mitchell and Fachie began their Paralympic year with the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari. The year got off to a great start as they picked up the fifth and sixth world titles of their career, completing the sprint and kilo double for the third year in succession.

This success made them hot favourites for Paralympic gold in the kilo event. Riding last in the event, they were put under pressure by an outstanding ride from Dutch pair Tristan Bangma and Teun Mulder who set an outstanding time of 59.822.

After two laps the British pair were marginally ahead but they were just unable to maintain the pace needed to secure gold, stopping the clock at 1.00.241.

Mitchell returned to Rio two years later for the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, this time pairing up with James Ball. The duo won two medals - silver in the 1km time trial and bronze in the sprint.

Just weeks later, the duo lined up for Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and won two more medals - silvers in both the 1km time trial and the sprint.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2018

Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast (Australia)
Silver, 1km time trial (pilot to James Ball)
Silver, sprint (pilot to James Ball)

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Silver, 1km time trial (pilot to James Ball)
Bronze, sprint (pilot to James Ball)

2016

Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Silver, 1km time trial (pilot to Neil Fachie)

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)
Gold, 1km time trial (pilot to Neil Fachie)
Gold, Sprint (pilot to Neil Fachie)

2015

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)
Gold, 1km time trial (pilot to Neil Fachie)
Gold, Sprint (pilot to Neil Fachie)

2014

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Aguascalientes (Mexico)
Gold, 1km time trial (pilot to Neil Fachie)
Gold, Sprint (pilot to Neil Fachie)