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MPAKA – Seasoned cyclist William Kelly has some words of advice for the Commonwealth Games-bound duo of Muzi Shabangu and Kwanele Jele.

He was speaking after competing with the two cyclists in the same category, which was the 115km of the National Road Cycle Championships, in Mpaka this past Sunday. Despite that he is over 50 years old; Kelly still competes fairly with elite cyclists. He was third overall after reaching the finish line after 3:11:05 hours. Winning the race was Shabangu with a time of 03:09:59 hours.

“To the two cyclists going to the Commonwealth Games, I have advice for them. One thing they have to do, is to race more often. They need to ride in more competitive races like this, or partake in some that are in South Africa,” said Kelly, who competed as a cyclist in the 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. He said the standard was too high in the games. “If they want to compete fairly, they need to train harder. In the Commonwealth Games you race along cyclists who have done Tour De France, among other big races in the world. It is unfortunate that time is not on their side, but I believe they can push hard so that when they leave for the games, they are thoroughly prepared,” he said. He also said he was happy with his performance and was looking forward to doing much better in upcoming races.

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