Marseille (int.) 2016

  • Organiser
    CFW
  • Categories: Old birds
  • Basketting date: 11/07/2016
  • Liberation date: 15/07/2016

International winner old birds: Dermonne Alain (Froidchapelle, Belgium)

The International winner from Marseille in the category "old birds" is Dermonne Alain (Froidchapelle, Belgium).
The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 20:12:51 CEST after a race of 794.212 km, achieving an average velocity of 983.12 m/min.

National winner The Netherlands old birds: Martens Lei (Elsloo)

The National winner The Netherlands from Marseille in the category "old birds" is Martens Lei (Elsloo).
The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 21:35:57 CEST after a race of 874.662 km, achieving an average velocity of 981.72 m/min.

National winner Belgium old birds: Dermonne Alain (Froidchapelle)

The National winner Belgium from Marseille in the category "old birds" is Dermonne Alain (Froidchapelle).
The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 20:12:51 CEST after a race of 794.212 km, achieving an average velocity of 983.12 m/min.

National winner Germany old birds: Lauer und Söhne (Althornbach)

The National winner Germany from Marseille in the category "old birds" is Lauer und Söhne (Althornbach).
The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 19:03:00 CEST after a race of 687.83 km, achieving an average velocity of 932.019 m/min.

National winner France old birds: Ledoux Duroy (Ozoir Le Ferriere)

The National winner France from Marseille in the category "old birds" is Ledoux Duroy (Ozoir Le Ferriere).
The pigeon was clocked on Friday at 18:13:28 CEST after a race of 675.736 km, achieving an average velocity of 981.51 m/min.

First pigeon has arrived

The first arrival has just been added on PIPA.
Click on "Radar" to check out the location. An overview of all arrivals can be found under "Live Results".

Marseille (int.) 2016 | Extra info on weather during liberation

The organiser of the Marseille race, Club de Fond Wallonie, sent out a press release giving more detailed information on the weather during liberation:

Thursday evening at La Seyne-sur-Mer there were gust winds of over 100 km/h, as a result of which the local authorities decided to cancel the fireworks for the national holiday celebrations. The wind speed strongly decreased from 1am and at the time of liberation there was no wind with very nice weather. Further up the Rhône Valley, sunny weather and head wind is predicted. A little patience will be required before seeing our champions arrive home.

The organisation also wishes to extend its condolences and sympathy for those who suffered from yesterday's terrorist attacks in Nice.

Released at 08:45 CEST

Weather conditions during liberation: blue sky and sunny spells, north wind, good visibility

If you wish to follow the race live, you can go to the tab "Live Results" where you will see a list of all early arrivals added on PIPA. Under "Live Results", you can click on "Radar" if you wish to see the location of the arrivals..

Marseille (int.) 2016 | Weather on liberation site

Weather on the liberation site: sunny with a strong to very strong NNE wind.

Weather maps

Weather expectations: light to moderate wind, nice, sunny, northwest wind

Marseille (int.) 2016 | Number of pigeons

9,631 birds were basketed for the international race from Marseille. Last year, 10,238 birds competed for the win.

Marseille (int.) 2016 | General info