The idea for ProcyclingLive finds its origin on Twitter in 2009. Initially, race results were being tweeted from a private account. Cycling fans began to request live updates from races such as the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, in addition to race results. Due to Twitter account limitations, coverage was frequently disrupted. In order to overcome tweet restriction a new account was created in December 2009: @procyclinglive.
So we really took off in 2010 and since that moment we grew to a phenomenal amount of followers all over the world. Our goal was to provide exciting race reports for everyone who wasn’t able to watch the action live on tv and to provide links to livestreams that are posted on the internet. We think we achieved that goal with flying colours!!
What others say:
D. Nelissen, production manager Eurosport: “Finding information on the Internet is easy, but finding the right information is often a difficult task. As a cycling commentator I have the need of exclusive and accurate information, which I can find fast and understand easy. The information I find on ProcyclingLive fits the profile. Its fast and accurate! ProcyclingLive became very fast one of mine important sources to aggregate information about cycling.”
S. Weide, marketing communications specialist: “I can always depend on ProcyclingLive to deliver accurate, unbiased information about professional races around the world. They set the standard by which all other race tweets are judged.”
C. Passerini, Cadel Evans’ wife and cycling fan: “Hey! I love ProcyclingLive – I follow it every time Cadel races – it’s the most updated and very fast! I use it even if I watch the race on tv.”
Blake C. Jones, cycling fan: “Unless it is a major race like the Tour De France, the US only gets race recaps on tv on Sundays. By following ProcyclingLive I have the information I want days before it is even shown on tv. When I am on business trips and away from home I never have to worry about missing a second of the action. And when there is live tv, I still follow the ProcyclingLive race report for information and technical knowledge that is not shared on tv.”