2017 Off-Road Competitor Inductee Laurence Malone passed away on 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.
For a more complete list of Malone’s career accomplishments, go to: https://usbhof.org/inductee/laurence-malone