The first ranking to date after 3 races: Best yearling with 2 prizes in the one day long distance races. The available national, zonal and provincial results of Limoges II, Libourne en Brive were taken into account for this ranking.
Remi, his son Dirk and his grandson Dieter have won this renowned long distance classic from Brive on one of the hottest and sunniest summer days of the year. Pigeons had to fly in almost tropical conditions. The national winner of the Schreel family was also the fastest of a total of 9,136 pigeons.
PIPA ranking to date: Best Belgian pigeon with 2 prizes in all international races. The available national results of Pau, Agen, Barcelona, St.-Vincent and Marseille were taken into account for this ranking.
This was another exciting weekend, with two releases on 5 and 6 July. The pigeons from Limoges II were eventually released on Monday, after spending five days in the basket. That did not seem to bother the pigeons of Jos and Lars Vercammen, who won the first three prizes in the old birds’ race, as well as the two first prizes in the yearlings’ category. Jos and Lars had the five fastest pigeons in the province of Antwerp!
A national victory was about the only thing missing on the list of achievements of Louis Verheyen. It was one of his outstanding hens that eventually claimed a national first prize in the race from La Souterraine.
Forty one birds were entered into the British International Championship Club race from Marseille in conjunction with the international race. The convoy was released on the Friday in accordance with the weather report for vast majority of the continent. The following is a report on the provisional result for the UK based on members' verifications
The pigeons entered into the National Flying Club race from Tarbes were heldover from the expected Friday liberation until 1.30pm BST on the Monday when they were liberated into clear skies with a light west wind. The following is a report on the provisional result according to members' verifications.