The National winner Belgium from Tulle in the category "yearlings" is Hoornaert Alain (Wancennes). The pigeon was clocked on Saturday at 14:20:32 CEST after a race of 558.062 km, achieving an average velocity of 1359.36 m/min.
The International winner from Perpignan in the category "old birds" is Tekin Mevlut (Medemblik, The Netherlands). The pigeon was clocked on Saturday at 05:30:58 CEST after a race of 1139.95 km, achieving an average velocity of 1243.13 m/min.
The National winner Germany from Perpignan in the category "old birds" is Freialdenhofen & Sons (Aldenhoven). The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 20:39:30 CEST after a race of 957.841 km, achieving an average velocity of 1190.6 m/min.
The National winner France from Perpignan in the category "old birds" is Casail Dominique (Besny-et-Loizy). The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 18:14:40 CEST after a race of 778.845 km, achieving an average velocity of 1180.66 m/min.
The National winner Belgium from Perpignan in the category "old birds" is Vandepoel Yves (Geetbets). The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 20:00:20 CEST after a race of 935.038 km, achieving an average velocity of 1221.74 m/min.
The Gevaert-Lannoo combination has claimed a provincial first prize from Bourges (23rd of July), both in the old birds' and the yearlings' race. Their provincial victories did not come as a surprise, since they had already won three second provincial prizes in the past two weekends. The pigeons from Meigem are clearly in great shape.
It was top class racing bird Jerommeke that won his second provincial first prize from Chateauroux on 16th of July. He was also the fastest of 2,083 pigeons in the province of West Flanders. The following day Luc had the fastest pigeon in Clermont WVOU against 9,812 young birds as well. It was quite a successful weekend for team De Laere!
After an important announcment which followed his fourth national victory from Limoges I, a lot of people were convinced that Luc De Roeck would disappear from the radar screen. That underestimated the one that is often called the 'cannibal' as he continued to clock early in the results despite an extreme disadvantage due to the weather conditions.
Last weekend pigeon fancier Willy Daniels celebrated the fourth national first prize in his career. It was already his third national victory from Chateauroux in just over a year. This makes Willy's pigeon family one of the smallest and yet one of the most successful middle distance breeds of Belgium.