Peter Mitchell (cyclist)

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Peter Mitchell
Personal information
Full name Peter Mitchell
Born (1990-01-12) 12 January 1990 (age 24)
 England
 United Kingdom
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprint
Professional team(s)
2009–Present Sky+ HD
Infobox last updated on
12 July 2010

Peter Mitchell (born 12 January 1990 in London, United Kingdom[1]) is an English track cyclist, specialising in the individual and team sprints. In 2009, he was named in the Team Sky+ HD track cycling team alongside names such as Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendelton.[2]

In November 2012 it was announced that Mitchell was joining the British paralympic cycling squad as a pilot for the tandem events.[3] Mitchell teamed up with Paralympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Neil Fachie for the 2013 British National Track Championships, where they were second in both the kilo time trial[4] and the 200 metre flying start time trial[5] for mixed blind/visually impaired competitors. In addition he scored a solo second place in the sprint, being defeated in the final by Jason Kenny.[6]

Fachie and Mitchell continued their partnership for the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The pair won the gold medal in the tandem 1km time trial, and broke the world record set by Fachie and Barney Storey at the 2012 Paralympics by setting a time of 59.460 seconds, becoming the first tandem pairing to clock a sub-minute time for the kilo time trial.[7] They subsequently won a second gold in the tandem sprint.[8]

Palmarès[edit]

2007
1st Team Sprint, Junior World Track Championships
3rd Sprint, Junior World Track Championships
2nd Sprint, British National Junior Track Championships
2008
2nd Team Sprint, European Junior Track Championships
3rd Sprint, European Junior Track Championships
2009
2nd Team Sprint, European Under 23 Track Championships
2nd Team Sprint, British National Track Championships
2010
3rd Sprint, European Under 23 Track Championships
2011
2nd Team Sprint, European Under 23 Track Championships
2013
2nd Sprint, British National track championships
2nd BVI Mixed 1km time trial, British National track championships (with Neil Fachie)
2nd BVI Mixed 200m flying start time trial, British National track championships (with Neil Fachie)
2014
1st BVI 1km time trial, UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships (with Neil Fachie)
1st BVI Sprint, UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships (with Neil Fachie)
2nd BVI Mixed 1km time trial, British National Track Championships (with Neil Fachie)[9]
2nd BVI 200m flying start time trial, British National Track Championships (with Neil Fachie)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Mitchell Biography British Cycling. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
  2. ^ "TEAM SKY + HD (SKY) - GBR". uci.ch. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Hudson, Elizabeth (14 November 2012). "Jason Queally returns to GB Paralympic cycling squad". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "British National Track Championships 2013 - Paracycling 500m/1000m Standing Start Time Trial: Final Result". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "British National Track Championships 2013 - Paracycling 200m Flying Start Time Trial: Final Result". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "British National Track Championships 2013 - Open Sprint: Final Result". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  7. ^ McDaid, David (12 April 2014). "Para-cycling Track Championships 2014: GB win two gold medals". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  8. ^ McDaid, David (14 April 2014). "Para-cycling Track Championships 2014: Storey wins second gold". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "British National Track Championships 24th-28th September 2014: Communiqué No 008". trackworldcup.co.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Report and Results From Day Three". British Cycling. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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