Pat Malach: Champion for the underdogs

Pat Malach reported on racing for more than nine years at Cyclingnews
(Image credit: Pat Malach)

For the past 12 months, Cyclingnews has celebrated its 25th anniversary, and to mark such an important milestone, the editorial team has published a series of 25 pieces that look back at the sport over the last quarter of a century. This is one of the final features in the series, a tribute to one of our own.

A reflection of the past 25 years at Cyclingnews would not be complete without some soul-searching on who provided the words and narratives, the insights and interviews, the humor and heartbreak, that made news possible. We – staff, cycling community, readers – lost one of the best reporters in the sport in 2020, Pat Malach, who died on April 18, 2020 at the age of 55.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).