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Rwanda to host 2025 Road World Championships

By IGIHE
On 23 September 2021 at 10:52

Rwanda has won the bid to host the 2025 Road World Championships, becoming the first African nation to host the event.

The development has been announced by Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) via Twitter handle.

"Rwanda (Kigali) will host the UCI Road World Cycling Championships 2025. It will be the first time for Africa to host this world event," reads the tweet.

Rwanda has been competing with Morocco to host the 2025 UCI Road World Championships.

The UCI Road World Championship attracts about 5,000 cyclists, and over 20,000 delegates.

The 2022 Road World Championships will be held in Wollongong, Australia, with Glasgow and Zurich hosting the event in 2023 and 2024.

Rwanda wins the bid following the visit of the President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), David Lappartient to the country in May 2021 as he attended Tour du Rwanda.

Lappartient presided over the launch of the tournament on Sunday 2nd May 2021 where Colombian, Brayan Sanchez won the first stage.

He was accompanied by UCI technical team that would assess Rwanda’s capacity to host 2025 UCI Road World Championships.

As the race kicked off, Lappartient commended preparations of this year’s edition that ran from 2nd to 9th May 2021.

Rwanda submitted a bid for the races in September 2019 after the UCI invited bids from African nations, with Morocco also bidding.

Racers during the recently concluded Tour du Rwanda 2021.

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