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SPORTS; Rwanda Will Host the 2025 UCI Road World Cycling Championships In Kigali

The capital city of Rwanda, Kigali, will host the 2025 UCI Road World Cycling Championships, the UCI has confirmed.

The African nation’s home race, the Tour of Rwanda, has gained a cult following with huge crowds flocking to watch the race, with unforgettable images emerging from the race’s cobbled ‘Wall of Kigali’.

Along with the World Championships, the Rwandan cycling federation (FERWACY) has made an agreement with Belgian Cycling to help Rwanda in cycling development, including school trips to Belgium and sending Belgian experts to Rwanda.

FERWACY confirmed that the UCI had awarded them with the 2025 championships: “Rwanda (Kigali) will host the UCI Road World Cycling Championships 2025. It will be the first time for Africa to host this world event.”

The Tour of Rwanda has brought the nations love of cycling into focus with incredible shots of riders battling over tough climbs and changeable weather conditions all while being cheered on by huge crowds.

In this year’s event, Team TotalEnergies rider Cristian Rodriguez claim the title while Tour de France stage winner Pierre Rolland (B&B Hotels) took a stage victory.

Other winners have been American Kiel Reijnen (Trek-Segafredo) and Merhawi Kudus (Astana-Premier Tech).

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