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Limbourg Erik wins Orange national 2007 against 6.035 pigeons! The legend continues

 


Erik Limbourg , Brussegem


The national victory from Orange was not a first for Erik Limbourg. It was the SEVENTH national victory in the career of this expert. With this, he commanded his place between the greatest in his time, as well as the greatest of all time. We don’t have any details, but how many Belgians have ever had more national victories than him?

Season 2007 - Previous

CAHORS 746 KM

NATIONAL 6.000 p. : 6-108-124-139-… (18/26)
BRABANTSE UNIE 588 p.: 1-8-10-13-24-… (18/26)
3 x TOP 10 PROV
NW BRABANT 261 p.: 1-3-5-6-10-… (18/26)
BRIVE 677 KM
NATIONAL Zone 4.670 p.: 40-43-48-64-68-76-81-98-…(24/38)
8 x TOP 100 NAT Z
BRABANTSE UNIE 1.481.: 7-8-10-16-17-21-25-29-43-49-…(27/38)
3 x TOP 10 PROV
NW BRABANT 637.: 4-5-6-10-11-14-17-19-23-26-40-…(29/38)
VIERZON 445 KM
Local 347 old: 1-4-5-7-10-13-14-19-20-21-26-33-…(27/45)
CHATEAUROUX 496 KM
Local 223 yearlings: 1-4-5-7-15-16-19-20-26-27-28-30-…(20/22)
BLOIS 432 KM
Local 383 yearlings: 3-5-7-8-10-13-14-22-24-26-27-28-29-31-32-33-…(33/40)

And now the 1st national Orange and 1st international Bordeaux yearlings in the Euro region!

Orange was liberated on the appointed day. 6,035 pigeons left for a flight over the Rhône. Everywhere in France were wind variations of WSW to SSW (and everything in between). The weather in the Rhône self was calm, with in some areas a northern wind. It was undoubtedly a tough race.


“Blue Surprise”, the pigeon which gave Erik Limbourg the national trophy, landed at 16.46 on the “Ace Pigeon Loft” in Brussegem. Erik is the first to admit that it was a surprise, a fact which his companion Geert De Clercq confirms. There was some indistinctness, because Keyzer Norbert from Etikhove also had a timely landing. It became a matter of seconds. In the official result Antheunis Vangoethem came up strongly, but Limbourg drew the long straw.

"BLUE SURPRISE"

1st NATIONAL ORANGE 6.035 ‘07
48th NATIONAL BRIVE Z 4.670 ‘07
257th NATIONAL BRIVE 16.007 ‘07
70th SEMI-NAT. SOUILLAC 1.475 ‘06
308th NATIONAL AURILLAC 6.611 ‘06
FULL BROTHER 1st PROVINCIAL CAHORS ‘07
FULL BROTHER 6th NATIONAL CAHORS 5.892 ‘07
FULL BROTHER 27th SEMI-NAT JARNAC 4.655 ‘06
FULL BROTHER 30th SEMI-NAT JARNAC 4.655 ‘06
FULL BROTHER 50th NATIONAL VICHY 11.510 ‘03

“Blue Surprise” was no newcomer (see above list). The parents and grandparents were all supreme or relations of supreme pigeons (see pedigree card). All said and done, Erik is no novice (see the honours list van Erik Limbourg below)

4 x 1st ACE PIG. KBDB FOND
2006: 2063085/04 LUCKY 85
2005: 4290077/03 LUCKY 77
1994: 2237057/92 NIEUWE AS
1991: 2136208/89 ALIBABA
7 X 1st NATIONAL
1e ORANGE 6.035 ‘07
1e PERPIGNAN 7.198 ‘02
1e MARSEILLE 10.515 ‘92
1e NARBONNE 7.691 ‘96
1e NARBONNE 6.047 ‘93
1e LA SOUTERRAINE 8.832 ‘83
1e LA SOUTERRAINE 1.982 ‘83
2 X 1e NATIONAL Zone
1e MONTAUBAN 2.049 ‘00
1e NARBONNE 2.389 ‘99
9 X 2e NATIONAL
2e BOURGES 14.003 ‘91
2e ARGENTON 15.882 ‘96
2e NARBONNE 8.204 ‘99
2e ARGENTON 3.187 ‘96
2e NARBONNE 5.037 ‘98
2e PERPIGNAN 4.086 ‘04
2e SOUILLAC 5.985 ‘05
2e PERPIGNAN 3.808 ‘05
2e BARCELONA H 1.524 ‘88

Erik had 11 prizes with the 14 pigeons he had entered at Orange. Apart from the first prize, he also clocked the 84th national. The weekend was completed with a first rate result from Bordeaux, with nothing less than the first and second provincial with the yearlings. We said it in the title, the legend continues!