US cyclo-cross legend Laurence Malone dies in traffic crash

The start line, '70s style, in Golden Gate Park. Five-time national champ Laurence Malone is on the far left.
The start line, '70s style, in Golden Gate Park with five-time national champ Laurence Malone on the far left. (Image credit: Ray Stafford)

Laurence Malone, a US Bicycling Hall of Famer who made a mark for his country in cyclo-cross in the 1970s, has died in a traffic incident near Lancaster, California on Monday.

Malone won five US cyclo-cross championships in a row between 1975 and 1979 - a run that no male 'cross racer has matched since.

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