2011 Cyclepassion calendar and behind-the-scenes DVD on sale now (+ video)

Calendar featuring some of the world's top female cyclists now in its sixth year

by Simon_MacMichael   December 6, 2010  

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In what has become one of the annual staples of the cycling year, the latest edition of the Cyclepassion calendar is now on sale seeing, as the publishers put it, “a select group of elite women cyclists leave behind their world of mud, sweat, blood and pain to slip into something a little more comfortable.”

Now in its sixth year, the 40 x 68cm calendar gives you the opportunity to “see what happens when eight professional cyclists trade in their Lycra for latex, lace and leather,” and can be ordered online here for €36 plus postage and packing.

The riders featured in the 2011 edition are Germany’s Hanka Kupfernagel and Mona Eiberweiser, the Americans Willow Koerber, Heather Irmiger and Liz Hatch, France’s Julie Krasniak, the Swede Veronica Andreasson and Switzerland’s Fabienne Heinzmann.

For €49, also plus postage and packing, you can buy the calendar plus a behind-the-scenes DVD, Eyes Wide Open, shot by Markus Neuert of Cyclefilm, which promises “an intimate look behind the scenes of each photo shoot and find out what life off the bike is like for each rider.”

The DVD is also available on its own from Cyclefilm at £15.99 plus postage and packing.

Judging by the  trailers below, the video, which also recounts the history of the calendar through interviews with founder Anke Wilken and photographer Daniel Geiger, is something that may well end up on the Christmas wishlist of many a young male cycling fan.

In the interests of marital harmony, however, it’s perhaps not one that the married men amongst us should ask the wife to slip in as a stocking filler, as it were.

 

 

 

  

 

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Do the people who make these wretched things assume that all men are in a state of arrested puberty ?

I'm attracted to women just as much as the next heterosexual man but I don't need to be constantly reminded what a woman's tits and bum look like.

Angry

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posted by michophull [103 posts]
6th December 2010 - 16:49

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never hurts to be reminded, IMO. bring on the pretty ladies and their bums and that.

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posted by cactuscat [303 posts]
6th December 2010 - 17:12

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Seconded michophull.. Imagine how ridiculous it would seem if they did this kind of thing with Schleck and Cav - can't we just value the fact that they are bloody quick cyclists without needing them to be strippers as well?

posted by Chossum [21 posts]
6th December 2010 - 20:11

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Thirded!

I assume this doesn't affect their UCI world ranking in any way. But it's sad that it does seem expected of them somehow.

Wouldn't mind seeing the Schleck, Hushovd etc version, though...

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posted by PJ McNally [591 posts]
7th December 2010 - 17:53

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Nice Dogma in the second video. Wink

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posted by Marco Panettone [33 posts]
7th December 2010 - 18:13

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I'm sure there's more to the story than meets the eye.

posted by 5339 [21 posts]
7th December 2010 - 18:36

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Lighten up, benders! Its only a calendar, and these professional atheletes chose to model in it, so what exactly is the problem? Maybe the girls enjoy being pampered and made to look uberglam? I suspect some of the grumblers might actually prefer a behind the scenes dvd of the Schleck - Contador bromance we all saw at this years tour!

The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
7th December 2010 - 22:41

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