Rwanda to host UCI Road World Championship in 2025
It was a historic event in Belgium as Rwanda was declared by the UCI President David Lappartient the host of UCI Road World Championship 2025, the first African country to stage this world event.
The long waited decision was announced by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president David Lappartient alongside African Cycling Confederation president Dr. Mohamed Wagih Azzam in the 190th UCI Congress held in Belgium.
A symbol of rainbow jersey given to the winner of world champion was handed over Rwanda’s minister Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju accompanied by Rwanda Cycling Federation President Abdallah Murenzi.
The UCI World Championship is ridden by national teams; the winner of each category is entitled to wear the rainbow jersey in 11 events.
In her remarks addressed to UCI Congress, Hon. Mimosa Munyangaju assured that all preparations are starting from today for all roads that to lead to Kigali and that all that will attend as riders, officials, media guests will experience the African hospitality and remarkable Rwandaful experience.
She stressed “It is with humility that we are witnesses to the writing of this page of history which gives honor to Africa for the very first time to organize these championships since the first edition held in 1921 in Denmark.”
On his Twitter wall, FERWACY President Murenzi Abdalah added that Rwanda and cycling community are ready to show the world "the love of cycling".
Annually, Rwanda through FERWACY organized the well known Tour du Rwanda that is now on UCI 2.1 category since 2019.
The decision for the host of the 2025 World championship was between Rwanda and Morocco.
After the Flanders 2021, the world of cycling will be in the city of Wollongong in Australia in 2022, Glasgow in Great Britain by 2023 and Zürich in Switzerland will host UCI Road World Championship in 2024.