Bauge clocked a fastest time of 9.896sec for the flying 200m start to push Sir Chris Hoy, the Olympic champion who missed the worlds last year through injury, down into second place after the Scot timed 9.913.
The flying 200m is a good indicator of form for the men's sprint tournament, which continues with first and second rounds before the quarter-finals then semi-finals Saturday.
The men's finals will be held on Sunday.
Hoy, a four-time Olympic champion, won his 10th career world crown on Thursday when he dominated the keirin tournament.
Source: AFP Global Edition