Beaten in the series, Mathilde Gros and Coralie Demay no longer had a choice, they had to perform in the repechage to continue their course in the keirin event at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The first won its bet by finishing second in its race behind the Briton Katy Marchant, resisting the final return of the Russian Anastasiia Voinova at the last minute. Qualified with 0”006 ahead of her pursuer, she will play in the quarter-finals on Thursday (9:11 am, French time).

Coralie Demay for her part, failed to pass the draft cut. In a tough race, with bigger sizes than herself, she finished last, leaving the qualification to the Dutchman Shanne Braspennincx and the German Emma Hinze.