The pigeons were released at 08.00 h for a 280 km trip back to the island. In hot and windy conditions (NNE-wind) and 26 degrees, the pigeons had to manage to get home. First pigeon to arrive was 'Mells' NL-1777068. So the final race was won by the owners of this champion: Team Soepboer from The Netherlands!
They win the 120.000 euro prize money with Mells. Undoubtedly a day the team will never forget!
Second place was won by 'Kagava', A-319-189 the pigeon of Team Kutlesa from Austria.
The third place goes to Lorenzo Van Russel (the Netherlands). His pigeon 'Trevo', NL-1669845 really made his day...