A change in direction for the controversial calendar

The controversial Cyclepassion calendar has opted for a change of direction this year with its usual “sexy” pictures being replaced by artistic images.

The calendar will continue to feature pictures of women next to bikes however the poses will be a lot less sexually suggestive and the models more clothed. This is also the first year that professional models, as opposed to professional cyclists, will be used for the entire calendar.

Stuht has given the calendar a very different direction this year

Stuht has given the calendar a very different direction this year

Cyclepassion has hired Kai Stuht for this year’s edition. Stuht has previously worked for Bayern Munich, T-Mobile and Prince Charles – all of whom would surely want something a bit more tasteful than a traditional Cyclepassion calendar shoot.

For the 2016 edition the bikes will be featured much more prominently than the women with a range of custom models picked for the photos including Canyon’s hyrdrogen fuel cell powered Eco Speed.

Concept bikes have been chosen for 2016 (Stuht)

Concept bikes have been chosen for 2016 (Stuht)

Cyclepassion said: “It is hard work to keep up a high level for this kind of photography. Sexy without looking cheap. Innovative and not like all other girls calendars. We managed to do our best and we always got the feedback that we do a great job. Times are changing, so we stroke a new path and strengthened the art part of our work.”

The calendar is on sale now and €39.00, you can also buy back issues of the old calendar €25.00.

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