Microsoft’s team captain, Malcolm Lange, racked up yet another victory to add to his steadily expanding career tally, with an impressive win in the Mr Price Tour Durban on Sunday.

He came out tops in a desperate sprint finish to get to the line first ahead  of Exel’s impressive youngster, Nolan Hoffman, Minolta’s experienced Jacques Fullard, and Tuks’ bright young star, Juan van Heerden.

“The break went about 30km from the finish but we caught them with five km. to go, and I’m fortunate I timed it right at the end, because it was a hot bunch sprint for the line,” said Lange.

He felt the new course was “very fast, but a little too short; I think they need to add another loop to the route,” but, obviously, as the happy winner, he had no other faults to find with an extremely successful  Mr Price Tour Durban.

The women’s race gave SA champion, Ronel van Wyk (Thabiso/Bionic) yet another opportunity to showcase her increasingly impressive 2005 talents and she took a comfortable bunch sprint finish win from Lisa Serfontein( Diamond Ice) with Chrissie Viljoen ( Proline) in third place.

“I was very surprised to win, and by about 10 metres,” said the “Rooi Rocket” from the East Rand, “Cassandra Slingerland (Diamond Ice) led us out into the sprint and I found myself in front with 500metres still to go, which isn’t ideal for me, but I had a go and I felt that my recent track training really paid off as I had the legs for the win!”