APA – Kigali (Rwanda) – About 5,000 cyclists and 20,000 officials from several countries and regions across the globe will head to Rwanda in September 2025, as one of the largest annual road cycling championships will kick off in the capital city Kigali, Sports sources disclosed Thursday.
The 2025 UCI Road World Championships, which is set to run from September 20 to 25 in 2025, will see a number of world-class cycling races around the streets and highways of Rwanda including time trial and road race events for elite men and women, junior men and women and mixed team (time trial).
The UCI Road World Championships are the most prestigious cycling event in the world. They are held every two years and are a major test of the world’s best cyclists. The 2025 championships are expected to be a major event for Rwanda and for Africa as a whole.
It will be the first time an African nation will have hosted the event.
Cycling is hugely popular in Rwanda, with a number of riders merging to compete professionally in Europe in recent years.