Dear friends and colleagues,After deep thinking and reflections I have made the decision to be a candidate for the Presidency of UCI at the September 21st Congress, in Bergen – Norway. Like you, I have great passion for cycling and I want to serve our sport at the highest level. I have always voiced my concerns on the various challenges I have witnessed at UCI, and as a vice-President of the organization, I have been made aware of a number of issues that must be urgently addressed if cycling is to remain a credible sport. It is crucial that we have at UCI a President with a real leadership, who is truly engaged and with a clear vision for cycling. I have these qualities and the credentials it take to lead UCI.As a two-term President of the French Cycling Federation, I was able to modernize this federation, which is the oldest in the world, and bring to life the creation of the National Velodrome that France was waiting for, for more than 50 years. The European Cycling Federations elected me as President of the UEC in 2013 and re-elected me for a second term this year. I thank them for their trust. With their support, I launched some profound transformations for our continental confederation. I have been worthy of the confidence of our federations and have respected my commitments to them. It is that same leadership, vision and level of engagement that I will bring to UCI as President.The program which I will soon have the honor to present to you will demonstrate a real ambition for cycling. Cycling is one of the key Olympic sports! I want to make UCI a strong and well-respected federation by improving its governance and regain its capacity of influence in the Olympic movement. UCI must be at the service of the national federations. It is its primary vocation! And I will endeavor to develop the mission of the World Cycling Center and to strengthen solidarity programs. Together we will make cycling the sport of the 21st century. It is up to us to develop this sport with such an enormous potential.Professional road cycling is the highlight of our sport! However, the recent reforms have unfortunately failed to meet the challenges we are facing with, in this discipline. In collaboration with the different stakeholders, I will put in place fundamental and ambitious changes to improve road cycling.Finally, I will be relentless when it comes to guaranteeing the credibility and accuracy of race results! We must be unshakable when dealing with technological fraud, doping or the potential manipulation of results related to sports betting. It is the mission of UCI to guarantee these core values. I will be strongly committed to my role as your leader and will make the changes we need in cycling.I count on your collaboration to help me carry out this mission and thank you for your support!