2017 Inductee: Off-Road Competitor (February 4, 1953 – May 17, 2021)
In 1975 Laurence won his first US National Cyclocross Championship at Tilden Park, CA. He went on to win the next four Cyclocross National Championships from 1976 through 1979 and finished 3rd in 1984. In 1977 Malone used the “barrier bunny-hop” maneuver, clearing obstacles without having to dismount. His technique brought worldwide attention to the fledgling U.S. Cyclocross scene.
Laurence also enjoyed road racing. He placed 2nd in 1976 and 4th in 1979 at the Nevada City (CA) Criterium. In 1978 he placed 3rd overall in the Tour of Costa Rica and also finished 10th overall (and won a stage) in 1979.
From 1982 to 1986 he coached the US National Cyclocross team and took the team to the World Championships in 1983 and 1985. In 1984 Laurence raced for, and helped manage, the first Specialized sponsored mountain bike team. From 1991 to 1995 he medaled in Cyclocross National Championships in Masters, Veterans and Senior Divisions while coaching and conducting workshops at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Laurence Malone career highlights (partial listing)
1975-1979 National Cyclocross Championships (Senior Division), 1st
1991-1993 Masters National Cyclo-Cross Championships-1 Gold & 2 Silver
1974-1980 U.S. National Cyclo-Cross Team member
1978-1980 U.S. National Road Team member
1982-1986 U.S. National Cyclo-Cross Team coach
1990-1991 U.S. National Cyclo-Cross Team co-coach Olympic Training Center
1984 Specialized Off-Road Racing Team manager
1991 U.S. National Cyclo-Cross Championships, Veterans Division, Gold
1991 U.S. National Cyclo-Cross Championships,, Masters Division, Silver
1991 Senior National Cyclo-Cross Championships, Bronze
1992 U.S. National Cyclo-Cross Championships, Masters Division, Silver
1995 U.S. National Cyclo-Cross Championships, Masters Division, 4th
1994 New Mexico State Cyclo-Cross Championships, Silver
1995 New Mexico State Cyclo-Cross, Champion
1990-1995 U.S. Olympic Training Center coach
Raced in five World Cyclo-Cross Championships