Rwanda will become in 2025 the first African nation to host the Road World Championships.
Rwanda enjoys a healthy cycling culture and runs an annual eight-day stage race the Tour of Rwanda around the hilly city of Kigali, and has been selected ahead of Morocco.
The Rwanda World Championships are expected to be held in the capital Kigali, which sits at an altitude of 1567m.
UCI president David Lappartient said when taking the post in 2017 he wanted to see Africa given a chance to host the annual event.
Autralia hosts the event in Wollongong in 2022, with Scotland in 2023 and Switzerland in 2024.