Bibic becomes 1st Canadian to win gold in men’s scratch race at Track Cycling World Championships


Canada’s Dylan Bibic gained the men’s scratch race at the 2022 UCI Track Cycling World Championships on Thursday in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.

The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., turned the primary Canadian to win gold in the occasion, which is a 15-kilometre mass begin, that includes breakaways that may eradicate lapped riders.

The race calls for a mixture of endurance and sprinting talents.

Defending champion Donavan Grondin of France was in good place to win once more with a pair laps to go.

Belgium’s Tuur Dens accelerated to take the lead till Bibic’s timed assault to win by a full bike size.

“I consider in my dash because it’s comparable to sprinters, so I can depend on it,” Bibic instructed the UCI in a post-race interview. “I’ve accomplished lots of team-pursuit observe and using behind the moto.

“I’m now trying ahead to the Omnium and Madison, which I would like to place properly in forward of the Olympics, after which the UCI Track Champions League.”

Bibic gained gold in his world championship debut. He gained final 12 months’s men’s factors race at the junior world championships in Cairo, Egypt.

The Velodrome National de St-Quentin-en-Yvelines is the Olympic venue for the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.

Nineteen Canadians, led by Olympic dash champion Kelsey Mitchell, are competing at the world championship till Sunday.

Four Canadians may even compete in the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships there Oct. 20-23.


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