De Buyst considering a return to track for Paris Olympics

Belgian Jasper De Buyst of Lotto Soudal pictured in action during the first day of the Zesdaagse VlaanderenGent sixday indoor cycling race at the indoor cycling arena t Kuipke Tuesday 16 November 2021 in Gent This years edition takes place from November 16th until November 21st BELGA PHOTO JASPER JACOBS Photo by JASPER JACOBSBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal) racing at the Gent Six Day (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Jasper De Buyst grew up racing on the track but turned his focus to the road with Lotto Soudal after falling ill at the 2016 Olympic Games and ending his omnium bid after the first day of racing. Currently racing with Roger Kluge at the Gent Six Day, De Buyst said he might return to the track and target the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Speaking to Sporza from 't Kuipke, De Buyst indicated that the possibility that Kenny De Ketele - with whom De Buyst won the Gent Six Day in 2014 - could be moving into the position as head coach for the Belgian national team makes the idea of returning to track racing attractive.

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