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Africa To Host Road World Championships In 2025

NYANZA, RWANDA. NOVEMBER 2017 – Second stage of the Tour of Rwanda between Nyanza and Rubavu. Three riders of the national team of Eritrea. From left to right Aron Debretsion, Natnael Mebrahtom and Amanueal Tsegay. (Photo by Julien Goldstein/Getty Images)

Africa is where the next Road World Championships will be held in 2025, as announced by the Switzerland-based world governing body for sports cycling competitive events, The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

This will be the first time as Africa will be the final continent to host the championships and the UCI hopes the event will consequently solidify the sport — which consists of gender-neutral cycling road races for all ages, in African countries.

Two African cities, Tangier (Morocco) and Kigali (Rwanda) — who have already sent in paid registration bids for the spot, are going head to head for the hosting privilege.

However, the final decision which was initially scheduled to be taken earlier will now be made in 2021 as the Covid-19 pandemic prevented UCI officials from visiting both countries.

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