The 2025 world road cycling championships will be held in Rwanda, a first in Africa and this is coming from the Rwandan cycling federation.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) congress, which is held in Leuven (Belgium), must ratify the decision before it becomes official.

Two applications, Rwanda and Morocco, were in the running for these first world championships of cycling organized in Africa.

The UCI’s management committee opted unsurprisingly for Kigali’s bid, which was the clear favourite.

The first world cycling championships date back to the 1920s, with the amateurs in 1921 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the professionals in 1927 in Germany.

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