Official result online
Preliminary results online
The national winner Argenton of the old birds: Den Haese Willy (Moortsele, BE) UPDATE
The national victory of the 10.962 old pigeons was won by Willy & Raf Den Haese from Moortsele (province of East-Flanders, Belgium)
The winning bird of the old pigeons was the second fastest in the entire race from 30.690 pigeons at an average speed of 1176,37 m/min.
The national winner with a big smile!
The hen 'De 30' that wins 1° National Argenton old birds!
The head of the national winner old pigeons
The wing of the national winner old pigeons
Head and wing of the father
Head and wing of the mother
Nikolaas Gyselbrecht & Raf Den Haese
The national winners Argenton of the yearlings and fastest one from 30.690 pigeons: Cleirbaut-Desbuquois (Bonheiden, BE)
The race from Argenton was a hard but honest race with national topbirds all over the country! The fastest pigeon from 30.690 pigeons was the 'Miss Blue' from Kris Cleirbaut and the brothers Michel and Didier Desbuquois, racing as Cleirbaut-Desbuquois at Bonheiden. Their pigeon was clocked at 14h 33' 50", on a distance of 542,157 Km, at an average speed of 1181,6 m/min.... the fastest one in the entire race, from 30.690 pigeons... and the national victory of the 19.728 yearlings. The bottles of champagne can be opened!
Released at 6.55 a.m.
The 30.690 pigeons at Argenton were released in nice and sunny weather, and no wind.
Number of pigeons
For the nationale race from Argenton there are a total of 30.690 pigeons basketted (30.328 in 2010)!
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Weather forecast for this Saturday: good weather conditions and a Northeast wind.