Dylan Bibic and Lauriane Genest medal at UCI Track Nations Cup in Australia

Dylan Bibic (Velodrone, Wikimedia Commons)

Dylan Bibic of Mississauga, Ontario and Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Lauriane Genest of Montreal, Quebec each won medals this past weekend in Adelaide, Australia. Bibic won the gold medal in the men’s Omnium on Saturday, and Genest, who won the bronze medal in the women’s Keirin at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021, won the bronze medal in the  women’s Keirin on Sunday.

In the men’s Omnium, Bibic placed ahead of silver medalist Elia Viviani of Italy, and bronze medalist Lindsay De Vylder of Belgium. It was one of two gold medals for Bibic on the weekend, as he also won gold in the men’s elimination. However, it should be pointed out that only the Omnium is on the Olympic stage and not the elimination. That said, the elimination component is a major part of the Omnium. Other events part of the Omnium are a scratch race, points race, and tempo race.

In the women’s Keirin, Genest placed behind gold medalist Mina Sato of Japan, and silver medalist Katy Marchant of Great Britain. The Keirin has a tournament component. The medals for Genest and Bibic in Australia will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. 

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