The annual championships to determine the best on the continent will take place from March 2 to 6.
As it stands, Main will represent South Africa in the road race as well as the team time-trial.
In addition, although the entrants for the individual time-trial haven’t as yet been officially confirmed, there’s every likelihood he will be one of the permitted two riders racing against the clock.
Speaking to In the Bunch, Main was optimistic regarding his chances.
“I’d like to look for a medal in the time-trial races during the championships.
“I’m realistic enough to say that the road race isn’t set out for a rider like me, so I’m more than happy to work for someone to ensure SA wins the road race too,” Main confessed.
He was named in last year’s SA team for the African champs in Mauritius which were ultimately cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Egypt represents something of a step into the unknown for the Gauteng-based 25-year-old.
“I’ve never been to Egypt so I have no idea what to expect.
“From what I can see, it will be pretty flat and that generally means fast, but always with a chance of wind!”
Organisers of this year’s African championships have mapped out a 13km circuit which riders will complete as many times as the overall race distance dictates.
The men’s road race will cover 156km (12 laps), while the team time-trial will be contested over 39km (three laps).
The individual time-trial will be a two-lap affair over 26km.