Since last week there was speculation concerning Rwanda hosting Rwanda Cycling Federation but now accordingly with the released statement, it has been confirmed that Rwanda will be hosting the 2025 World Road World Championship.
It will be for the first time for Africa to host the tournament, and Rwanda particularly.
The decision for the host of the 2025 World Championship was between Rwanda and Morocco according to FERWACY.
After the Flanders 2021, the event will be held in the city of Wollongong in Australia in 2022, Glasgow in England by 2023, and Zürich, Switzerland in 2024.
"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," FERWACY statement reported.
On an international level, the long-awaited 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 to Rwanda’s minister of sports 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, Mimosa Munyangaju assured that all preparations have started.
She stressed that it is with humility that Rwanda will witness 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, FERWACY President Murenzi Abdallah added that Rwanda and the cycling community are ready to show the world "the love of cycling".
Annually, Rwanda through FERWACY organizes a well-known Tour du Rwanda that is now on UCI 2.1 category since 2019.