A parcours for Tadej Pogačar? Rwanda set to be the most mountainous World Championships in 5 years

The cobbled Kigali Hill will feature on both the men's and women's routes

Tour of Rwanda
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The 2025 edition of cycling's World Championships in Rwanda is set to be the most mountainous decider of a world champion in five years, with more than 5,000m of climbing packed into the men’s race.

Next September will mark the first time that the men’s and women’s road and time trial world championships will be contested in Africa, with the UCI, cycling’s world governing body, announcing the small country as hosts back in 2021.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.