The manager of the French Federation, Serge Gerderes, trough a letter to its Colombian counterpart and to the Organization of the World class event, stated that the French selection has planned to arrive in Colombia on August 5th and move directly to the World Championship's Host City.
In the latest World Championships, France has participated with 20 sportsmen on both categories and both branches (track and road). One of the figures of last year's Championship in Anyang, South Korea, was Thomas Boucher who will be in Cartagena next week to compete in the "Bolivar 150 years" Pre-World Championship
The French Roller Speed Skating Team has been a main character and a motivator of the sport in the last four World Championships. France was 7th at the Venezuela 2003 World Championship, 4th at Italy 2004 and China 2005 and 8th at South Korea 2006.
Besides Boucher, the Gaul have among its main figures Baptiste Grandgirard, Yan Guyader, Angele Vaudan, Pascal Briand, Julien Depaux and Ewen Fernández, to name a few.