“I think the team time-trial will be tricky,” Main said.
“Not many of the guys racing have competed together in the past so it will be tough to get 100% correct on our first go together.
“We have strong riders though, so that should see a good result.”
He felt that as a team it was crucial to get someone onto the top step of the podium in both events.
The 23-year-old added that physically he thought he was probably close to his best.
“I just finished the Volta a Portugal with my ProTouch team so I think that will definitely give me a bit more depth than I have had in the past.”
Main said he was happy to have been selected for his first African Games and was excited that the racing was finally under way.
“I hope to gain even more racing experience.
“I also think it’s always important to represent your country.
“African Games only come along every four years, so it’s definitely something I’ll remember for a while.”
Cycling was a relatively small sport locally, so for them to be at the Games and in a village with all the other athletes was “quite special”.
“It is nice to be staying among the other professional athletes.”