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!!
Over the years we saw more and more races and also teams using social media to offer race updates, so we decided at one point to provide live video information only. In 2015 we reached over 1 million unique visitors, using our site to find information on how and where to watch their favorite race or event.
In the midst of 2017 we had to step down as some organizations were forcing us to do so. From all around the globe we had people asking about a return. This and all the overwhelming feedback, made us decide to launch ProcyclingLive 2.0 in September 2017 with start of the new cyclocross season.
We are running this as a community service and our motto is: “Run by fans for fans!“