UCI to inspect Rwanda's 2025 World Championships bid in May

Jean Bosco Nsengimana wins the first stage of the 7th Tour of Rwanda in Kigali on November 15, 2015
Jean Bosco Nsengimana wins the first stage of the 7th Tour of Rwanda in Kigali on November 15, 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The UCI are set to send a technical delegation to Rwanda in May to assess the country's bid for the 2025 UCI Road World Championships.

Rwanda's capital, Kigali, submitted a bid for the races in September 2019 after the UCI invited bids from African nations, with Morocco also bidding. If either nation wins the hosting rights it would mark the first time the continent would host the Worlds, and only the 11th time a nation outside of Europe has done so.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.