David Lappartient was elected as CNOSF President in June before his election was ratified at the organisation's General Assembly ©Getty Images

David Lappartient has been officially ratified as the head of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) at the organisation’s General Assembly.

A vote was cast at the meeting with 95.73 per cent of members voting in favour of the election of the International Cycling Union (UCI) President and International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The decision comes after Lappartient won the CNOSF Presidential elections on June 29, comprehensively beating his only rival Emmanuelle Bonnet-Oulaldj, the joint leader of the Workers' Sports and Gymnastics Federation.

Lappartient succeeds Brigitte Henriques, who resigned in May, and is set to serve the rest of her mandate that runs until 2025.

The 50-year-old has stressed that he does not intend to stand for another term beyond that as he aims to lead the organisation through next year’s Olympics and Paralympics in Paris.

As well as managing preparations for Paris 2024, Lappartient looks set to oversee a joint bid from French Alpine regions Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes' and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur for the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

He has led the UCI since 2017, securing a second four-year term in 2021, and became an IOC member last year.

"I thank the members of the CNOSF General Assembly who validated my election, their confidence honors me and obliges me towards French sport," said Lappartient. 

"I didn't think I'd ever be here. 

"I am now, proud to serve all sports for the benefit of federations, athletes and volunteer leaders. I will continue to invest myself, as I have done since June 29, in order to bring together and carry out our common project. 

Olympic wrestling bronze medallist Lise Legrand has been elected onto the CNOSF Board of Directors ©CNOSF
Olympic wrestling bronze medallist Lise Legrand has been elected onto the CNOSF Board of Directors ©CNOSF

"We must be able to count on a team, a united sporting movement, just a few months before the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024."

CNOSF was plunged into crisis following Henriques shock departure, ending a tumultuous two-year period at the helm.

Henriques’ decision to quit came at the CNOSF General Assembly in May following a claim by her predecessor Denis Masseglia that she was "no longer up to the challenge".

Her reign also featured a bitter feud with Didier Séminet who was axed as secretary general following a vote last October.

 Olympic wrestling bronze medallist Lise Legrand has also taken the position vacated by Henriques on the CNOSF Board of Directors following a vote at the General Assembly.

The 47-year-old, who is vice-president of the French Federation of Wrestling, elected member of the Board of Directors, was elected as administrator of the CNOSF after 55.96 per cent of the votes.

She defeated France Judo President Stéphane Nomis.