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Thomas Dekker will attempt the Hour Record in Mexico
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. (Cyclingnews.com)
Cyclingnews: Dekker on track for Hour Record attempt