Dylan Bibic lit up Thursday’s second day of action at the 2022 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, winning the first men’s scratch race Canada had been in since 2010. It was 19-year-old from Mississauga’s first elite track world championships. The women’s team pursuit squad achieved seventh. All three of the Canadians in the women’s individual sprint qualified for the 1/16 final but none got past the 1/8 final. Dylan Bibic (CAN)
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The day started with men’s keirin Round 1 where Canadian James Hedgcock placed fifth in Heat 5. This allowed him to try to advance through the repechage, but there, in Heat 3, he could only come third.
Sarah Orban, Lauriane Genest and Kelsey Mitchell were all in the women’s individual sprint . In qualifying , Genest was the fastest of the Canadians, posting the eighth best time. Mitchell was twelfth and Orban 17th. Genest in last November’s round of the UCI Track Cycling Champions League. In the women’s sprint 1/16 final , Genest was pitted against Mexicon’s Yuli Verdugo Osuna, Mitchell against Pole Nikola Sibiak and Orban against Japan’s Riyu Ohta. Mitchell and Genest dispatched their competition.
The 1/8 final matched Mitchell with German Pauline Sophie Grabosch and Genest with Kiwi Ellesse Andrews. Grabosch got the better of Mitchell by 0.096 seconds, while Andrews was 0.084 seconds faster than Genest. […]