Hugo Barrette of Magdalen Islands, Quebec won the silver medal in men’s Keirin cycling at a World Cup event in Milton, Ontario on Saturday. It was one of two medals won by Team Canada on the weekend as Olympic bronze medalist Allison Beveridge and Stephanie Roorda of Calgary, Alberta won bronze in the women’s madison event.
Barrette posted a second place time of 10.377 seconds. Jason Kenny of Great Britain won the gold medal with a time of 10.335 seconds. Matthijs Buchli of the Netherlands won the bronze medal with a time of 10.424 seconds.
Barrette reached the podium by 0.069 seconds over Sebastien Vigier of France. Vigier finished in fourth place with a time of 10.446 seconds.
In the women’s madison event, Beveridge and Roorda won the bronze medal with 13 points. Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker of Great Britain won the gold medal with 36 points. Amalie Dideriksen and Julie Leth of Denmark won the silver medal with 19 points. Beveridge and Roorda won the bronze medal by two points over Gulnaz Badykova and Mariia Novolodskaya of Russia, who finished in fourth place with 11 points.
Beveridge won her Olympic bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the women’s team pursuit with Jasmin Glaesser and Georgia Simmerling of Vancouver, British Columbia and Laura Brown of Calgary, Alberta. The medals for Barrette, Beveridge and Roorda will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.