International winner old birds: Dermonne Alain (Froidchapelle, Belgium)
First pigeon has arrived
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
Marseille (int.) 2016 | Weather on liberation site
Weather on the liberation site: sunny with a strong to very strong NNE 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.