Mitch Arnold, a member of Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2025 Canada Games Development Team participated in the prestigious Baie-Saint-Paul Canada Cup in Quebec over the June 4-5 weekend. This much anticipated event which is part of the UCI Junior Series kicks off the national mountain bike race season, and is heavily contested by development team riders across Canada.
Mitch showed some very impressive results, finishing Top 10 in the cross country (XCO) and short-track (XCC) races in the Dev 15-18 category. “My preparation for the race was far from ideal as I had COVID, but I knew this was a course that really suited my riding” said Mitch. “It was hard race with a lot of setbacks but I’m really happy that I was able to go so deep on the climbs and recover. Pushing right till the end.”
John Hancock, the BNL MTB coach has been working with Mitch over the past two years and said “It’s really important that NL athletes have the opportunity to gain race experience with competitors from other provinces and territories. Mitch was very determined to participate in this race and his results reflect the great work he’s doing, we’re super excited about his future potential.”