Microsoft’s Malcolm Lange rode from the front on Sunday to claim victory in the Liberty Ride for Sight in Boksburg.

After spending much of the race in the most promising break of the day, Lange still had the legs to pip Rupert Rheeder (Exel, 2nd) and promising youngster Juan van Heerden (Tuks) to the line.

Ryan Cox (Barloworld) attacked out of the break and spent more than 30km out in front before the peloton - with Konica Minolta at the helm - reeled him in with just 5km to go. It was up to the sprinters then and Lange proved himself to be an early favourite for victory in the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour.

In the women’s event Microsoft also took the honours through Anke Erlank, who won the race ahead of Liberty Life’s Lynette Burger and Ronel van Wyk.