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Burns, Wilson ready to race at World Championships

Two-time Paralympian Roxy Burns will get the South African challenge underway at the world para-cycling championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico on Saturday, writes Mark Etheridge.

Just two athletes ,Burns and Dane Wilson will represent the green and gold at World’s and they’ll be accompanied by manager Sheldon Boles.

Burns says the trip to the landlocked Mexican city, almost 2000-metres about sea level, was a mission in itself.

“We arrived in Aguascalientes this evening [Tuesday], me after 36 odd hours of travelling, the others just over 30hrs

“There was terrible turbulance on all three our flights but we made it and all our luggage. But our bags were left out in the rain in Atlanta so the cardboard bike-box was torn up, but luckily I don’t think anything was missing.

“We’re building the bikes tomorrow, and the first session on the Mexican track is also tomorrow. Racing starts on Thursday, me up first.”

Burns, Cape Town based, will be in action in the C4 women’s time trial over 500m on Thursday.