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Davy Tournelle (Rummen, BE) wins a 1st Interprovincial Bourges and shows to be one of the top players in the long distance

Davy Tournelle successfully debuted in the long distance in 2016 in Tulle and Jarnac, and he has now managed to win a 1st Interprovincial in the 2017 race from Limoges (3,599 p.). This goes to show that the descendants of breeding bird Tiesto are now among Belgium's best performing lofts in the long distance as well.


Davy and his parents

The pigeons of Davy Tournelle have excelled in the sprint and the longer middle distance for several years now, and 2017 is no exception. Last year the team competed in the long distance for the first time in the races from Tulle and Jarnac, and it proved a great success as well. Davy has now demonstrated that this was no coincidence: his Tiesto descendants have just won a 1st Interprovincial from Limoges (4th of June), which shows that they are now one of Belgium's top contenders in the long distance as well. This victory is a follow-up on their 1st Provincial from Argenton earlier this season. We will take a closer look at both of his first prize winners in a minute but we start with an overview of their results of 2017 (per 10 only):

Soissons      205km        831 YL: 3-4-5-6-7-8-12-14-15-16-17-18-32-33-34-35-37-40-41-43-44-45-
                                   46-50-53-54-59-63-65-66-72-73-74-75-76-78-79 (97/159)
                           613 OB: 2-3-4-6-7-8-17-22-24-29-35-37-38-40-42-43-47-57-61 (36/58)
Trelou        231km        377 OB: 1-4-5-7-10-11-13-14-15-16-19-23-33 (29/56) (snelste 3.700 d)
                           680 YL: 4-6-7-8-10-11-13-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-28-29-30-33-34-37-38-
                                   39-41-43-49-53-59-60 (65/151)
Melun         304km        315 YL: 1-2-3-4-6-7-8-10-11-13-14-16-17-18-20-21-22-23-24-25-28-29-
                                   30-31 (53/149)
                           237 OB: 5-8-10-12-14-18-21 (29/59)
Melun         304km        490 OB: 1-2-3-12-20-24-30-32-36-39-44 (19/57)
                           519 YL: 1-2-5-6-9-10-12-13-14-20-21-23-24-25-26-29-33-35-36-37-40-41-
                                   43-46-47 (58/132)
Vierzon       467km        350 OB: 5-10-12-18-19-22-26-28-29-31-35 (30/57)
                           273 YL: 1-2-4-5-12-13-15-17-18-19-22-23-24-25 (49/117)
Bourges       468km        420 OB: 3-36-39 (6/6)
Jouy          289km        473 YL: 1-2-5-11-14-15-17-21-25-30-32-33-37-43-44-45 (39/74)
                                   (and 1+2 fastest 4,305 p.)
Soissons      205km        206 OB: 1-8-11-13-16-18-21 (18/27)
                           448 YL: 2-10-11-12-13-20-22-25-29-35-37-38-44 (29/45)
Limoges       661km        320 OB: 1-2-5-6-8-10-21-27-28-30 (17/51)
                         3,599 OB: 1-9-62-84-103-126-361
Vierzon Prov. 467km      1,521 OB: 8-34 (2/2)
        Prov.            2,258 YL: 3-4-5-7-29-31-42-46-56-58-59-68-81-95-99 (70/116)
Chateauroux   519km        459 OB: 3-14-25 (5/6)
                           675 YL: 2-3-4-6-7-9-10-11-12-13-17-18-21-22-24-26-27-29-32-36-54-55-
                                   60-61-62-64 (54/109)
Blois   Prov. 461km      3,122 YL: 6-8-10-12-13-30-35-37-38-39-40-57-58-59-72-80-82-83-84-87-
                                   89 (61/102)
        Prov.            1,484 OB: 12-86 (3/6)
Brive I.Prov. 691km      2,714 OB: 26-37-51-74-117-146-171
Argenton      547km        327 OB: 2 2/6)
                           673 YL: 1-2-5-7-10-11-16-19-20-21-22-23-26-32-34-43-47-48-49-55-56-
                                   57-61 (51/86)

BE05-2217970 Tiesto

The outstanding breeding bird Tiesto is again at the basis of the team's most recent victories from Limoges and Argenton. Tiesto has been discussed extensively in some of our previous reports. Long story short: he has given birth to Olympiad Pigeons, national ace pigeons, national first prize winners and countless national top 100 prize winners. Click here to know more about Tiesto's descendants up to 2016. Tiesto and his descendants have played a pivotal role in this loft again in 2017:

1st  I.Prov. Argenton  4,614 p. daughter Tiesto’s White (daughter Tiesto)
1st  I.Prov. Limoges   3,599 p. granddaughter Tiesto’s White
4th  Nat.    Argenton  2,319 p. daughter Tiesto’s White
5th  Nat.    Limoges  14,879 p. granddaughter Tiesto’s White
3rd  Prov.   Vierzon   2,258 p. granddaughter Tiesto
4th Prov.    Argenton  3,255 p. granddaughter Tiesto’s White (for Patrick Lenearts)
4th  Prov.   Vierzon   2,258 p. granddaughter Julie (1st National Bourges 20,954 p.)
5th  Prov.   Vierzon   2,258 p. granddaughter Tiesto and Torres
5th  Prov.   Argenton  3,255 p. granddaughter Tiesto and Torres
5th  Prov.   Limoges   1,660 p. granddaughter Tiesto
6th  Prov.   Blois     3,122 p. granddaughter Tiesto en dochter Tevez
8th  Prov.   Blois     3,122 p. great-granddaughter Tiesto
8th  Prov.   Vierzon   1,521 p. Birthe
10th Prov.   Blois     3,122 p. granddaughter Torres
12th Prov.   Blois     3,122 p. granddaughter Torres & Sofia
12th Prov.   Blois     1,484 p. great-granddaughter Tiesto
13th Prov.   Blois     3,122 p. daughter Tevez & granddaughter Torres

BE10-2167360 Tiesto's White

Tiesto's White is currently one of the eye-catchers in Davy's breeding loft. This daughter of Tiesto is the dam of Laurentine (BE16-2114261), winner of a 1st Provincial Argenton 3,254 p. (and 4th National 22,319 p.). She is also the grandmother of Tiesto's Witje (BE15-2039101), 1st Interprovincial Limoges 3,599 pigeons (6th National 14,924 p.). Click here for a list of achievements from the descendants of Tiesto's White.

BE16-2114261 Laurentine, 1st Provincial Argenton (3,254 p.)

Laurentine won a 1st Provincial Argenton (and a 4th National 22,319 p.) and she is named after Davy's grandfather Laurent, who passed away this winter. Argenton was quite a fast race, with the first pigeons reaching a velocity of over 1,600 mpm. Laurentine was basketed together with all the yearlings on a weekly basis from the first week of April. She did not compete in Bourges in the week before Argenton due to the heat, but they completed a 290km training flight instead. Like we said, the dam of Laurentine is Tiesto's White. Her sire is Starky, which is another grandson of Tiesto. Click here for Laurentine's pedigree. Shortly before winning her first prize from Argenton, Laurentine also won a 58th Prov. Blois (3,122 p.) and a 186th Prov. Vierzon (1,942 p.).

BE15-2039101 Tiesto's Witje, 1st Interprovincial Limoges (3,599 p.)

Tiesto's Witje won a 1st Interprovincial Limoges (3,599 p.), and a 6th National of 14,924 pigeons. This race from Limoges was a fairly demanding race, and the first ten pigeons from Belgium were spread across the country thanks to the north-northwesterly wind. The team for Limoges was basketed every week from April onwards, including a 205km flight in the week before Limoges. The grandmother of the interprovincial winner is none other than top breeder Tiesto's White. Click here for the full pedigree of Tiesto's Witje. In addition to her 1st Interprovincial she also won a 112th National Bourges (10,173 p.) and a 115th National La Souterraine (9,580 p.).

Successful in the long distance as well

The team competed in the long distance for the first time in 2016. Jarnac and Tulle were the races in which Davy's pigeons had a chance to show their potential in the longer distance races. It was a great success, judging from their results per 10:

Jarnac              179 olds : 1-3-5-8-9-10-16-17-18 (20/39)
                    198 YL.  : 1-3-4-5-9-14-18 (13/33)
Provincial Jarnac   322 olds : 3-16-20-26-27-32 (15/39)
                    401 YL.  : 4-9-16-18 (10/33)
Tulle               203 olds : 1-2-3-4-5-8-9-10-19-20 (22/35)
                    141 YL.  : 1-2-4-6-8-13-14 (15/28)
Provincial Tulle    394 olds : 1-2-4-5-6-12-15-17-35-38 (22/35)
                    562 YL.  : 2-3-7-17-23-35-40-48-56 (15/28)
National Tulle    6,101 olds : 15-24-33-47-58-157-192-196-347-393-429-439-465-502-595 (22/35)
                  7,322 YL.  : 17-19-37-119-215-338-392-452-558-705-715 (15/28)

The race from Limoges shows that Davy's pigeons are now among Belgium's strongest pigeons in the long distance as well, and this in turn underlines the exceptional breeding value of Tiesto and his descendants.