Even before winning or losing, cycling is about answering “present!”. And that’s what I’ve been doing since 21st February 2021, the date on which 55.90% of the votes from the elective assembly chose to entrust me with the Presidency of the Italian Cycling Federation. A much desired goal, but which for me was only a starting point. The real adventure is the one I’ve been experiencing for over two years, in which I’ve tried to leave my mark on a movement I’ve always been part of, first as a fan, then as an athlete and again as a manager. What binds me to cycling is a deep feeling, born when I was a child. But I also know that my role imposes great responsibilities: everything must be weighed and thought out, because I am at the head of an important and anything but small Federation. A large family made up of many components – road, off-road, para-cycling and track – which adopts common methodologies and works with a single goal, which is to make Italian cycling great.