Thirty six members of the British International Championship Club sent one hundred and eight birds to Narbonne to compete in the international race along with twenty thousand, seven hundred and eighty birds from across Europe. They were liberated at 06.10am BST. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Ronald had enjoyed the taste of victory for the first time in 2010, winning a national first prize from Limoges against 14,211 yearlings. Last week, on Friday 18 July, he was able to claim an international victory as well, thanks to his Vale Marseille (BE11–2102144).
Herman Jespers and Johnny Vanderwegen had won several podium places in national races over the past few seasons, before finally taking a national win from La Souterraine last weekend. Their pigeon Nadetta claimed the win against 9,815 yearlings, as the fastest of a total of 16,44 pigeons.