Competing as a solo rider, Dimension Data’s Kent Main will be relying on his strength on the hills to make an impact when the Bestmed Satellite Championship takes place next weekend.
Offering routes of 110km, 84km and 60km, the road classic will take place from Maropeng on October 14.
With his teammates not yet back from competing in Europe, Main said he would be the outfit’s only rider in the race, but felt the nature of the route would help him to be competitive.
“I do think it is a bit easier for a solo rider in this race, rather than a flat route where a team is essential,” said Main, who won the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in March and placed fourth overall in the Jock Tour last month.
“It’s definitely important to have the support of a team, but on a route like this, which has a big climb up Hekpoort at about 95km, it will allow me to really put in a good move.”