On 21 September 2017, my time as President of the Union Cycliste Internationale, the world governing body for the sport of cycling, came to an end.
I enjoyed my four years as President and am proud of what my team and I were able to achieve during that time.
After a number of weeks considering my future, I have decided that I am not quite ready to disappear altogether from the world of cycling. I have decided that I want to do something different in the sport. Something that I have not done before.
Over the next few months, I am going to be exploring the possibilities of setting up a new professional cycling team structure.
My intention is that this should begin with the establishing of a UCI Women’s WorldTour Team for 2019 – a team that will meet or exceed the new high standards that are likely to be put in place by the UCI for the new two-tier structure for Women’s Teams that was developed during my term as UCI President.Read More