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Dekker on track for Hour Record attempt

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The Koga TeeTeeTrack frame is decorated with a spider's web effect

The Koga TeeTeeTrack frame is decorated with a spider's web effect (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker has an aerodynamic position

Thomas Dekker has an aerodynamic position (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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This is what Dekker will look down on during much of his hour on the track

This is what Dekker will look down on during much of his hour on the track (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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The significant stack on Dekker's aero bars

The significant stack on Dekker's aero bars (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Dekker: A rebel to the limit

Dekker: A rebel to the limit (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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The solid seatpost -rear stays area

The solid seatpost -rear stays area (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Even the stem area is aero

Even the stem area is aero (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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The bike shows Dekker will attempt the record on February 25 in Mexico

The bike shows Dekker will attempt the record on February 25 in Mexico (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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The rear stays of the Koga TeeTeeTrack

The rear stays of the Koga TeeTeeTrack (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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A side on view of the Dekker's Koga TeeTeeTrack bike

A side on view of the Dekker's Koga TeeTeeTrack bike (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker's Hour Record Koga TeeTeeTrack bike

Thomas Dekker's Hour Record Koga TeeTeeTrack bike (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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3T proved the aero bars

3T proved the aero bars (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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A view towards the cockpit

A view towards the cockpit (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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The tubes are aero shaped

The tubes are aero shaped (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Dekker is using a Rotor aero chainset

Dekker is using a Rotor aero chainset (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker is a blur

Thomas Dekker is a blur (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker will attempt the Hour Record in Mexico at altitude

Thomas Dekker will attempt the Hour Record in Mexico at altitude (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker has excellent track skills

Thomas Dekker has excellent track skills (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker side on

Thomas Dekker side on (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker heads to the line

Thomas Dekker heads to the line (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker from behind

Thomas Dekker from behind (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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The Hour Record could be Thomas Dekker's swan song

The Hour Record could be Thomas Dekker's swan song (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker follows the line on the track

Thomas Dekker follows the line on the track (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker looks fast

Thomas Dekker looks fast (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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A veiw of Thomas Dekker from above

A veiw of Thomas Dekker from above (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker tests his Hour Record bike

Thomas Dekker tests his Hour Record bike (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker's coach indicates he is on schedule

Thomas Dekker's coach indicates he is on schedule (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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The Hour Record means the riders cover more than 200 laps of the track

The Hour Record means the riders cover more than 200 laps of the track (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Lap times are virtually important

Lap times are virtually important (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker in full flight

Thomas Dekker in full flight (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker has spiderman look to his biek and helmet

Thomas Dekker has spiderman look to his biek and helmet (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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A small crowd watch Thomas Dekker on the track

A small crowd watch Thomas Dekker on the track (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker shows off his aero bike position

Thomas Dekker shows off his aero bike position (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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The lonely figure of the Hour Record rider

The lonely figure of the Hour Record rider (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker will use two disc wheels

Thomas Dekker will use two disc wheels (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker takes the best line on the banking

Thomas Dekker takes the best line on the banking (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Thomas Dekker cuts a lonely figure in the velodrome

Thomas Dekker cuts a lonely figure in the velodrome (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)
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Consistent laps times are vital

Consistent laps times are vital (Image credit: 90/24 and SEG Cycling)

Thomas Dekker will become the third rider to attempt the Hour Record this year on February 25 in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Former teammate Rohan Dennis (BMC) broke the record of 51.852 kilometres set by Matthias Brändle on February 8 when he rode a distance of 52.491 kilometres in sixty minutes in Switzerland.

Dekker, who is without a contract for 2015, is hoping the advantage of attempting the record at altitude in Mexico will help him set a new record. Eddy Merckx set the Hour Record benchmark of 49.431km in Mexico in 1972.

The attempt will be made on a Koga TeeTeeTrack with Mavic Comete Track wheels and Koga components. Dekker is yet to announce his gearing for the attempt but will be riding Rotor cranks with a KMC (3/32") chain. 

Click here to see a gallery of Dekker preparing for the Hour Record

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Full specifications

Frame: Koga TeeTeeTrack, Full carbon frame with integrated stem.
Fork: Koga TeeTeeTrack, Carbon with multiposition alloy dropouts.
Seatpost: Koga, Full carbon
Stem: Koga, Full carbon
Wheels: Mavic Comete Track
Tires: Dugast
Handlebar: 3T Brezza II
Cranck: Rotor
Chain: KMC (3/32")
Saddle: Pro Aerofuel