NEWS : 2005
A man from Waalwijk wins the car with his fastest
Tuesday 14th June 2005. Den Bosch - De GP Le Mans,
the biggest competition in the world with 120,000 challenging
Through Harry van Zuijlen;
A real race of the fitest and fastest that at top
speeds had to find there way home.
The 2nd place pigeons from the national club where
96,234 were signed up for, had to find there coupe at there well known home
and racer Cees Bosua (Dordrecht) 529 kilometers from Le Mans. They both arrived
at 14:31 with only 18 seconds between, at speeds of 1135 & 1134 meters per
min. ( mpm).
3rd place winner C & G Koopman ( Emerveen ) 705
klm from Le Mans, they arrived at
17:15 with a speed of 1120mpm.
The netherlands was shared into five regions where
a car was the winning prize.
In the region South - West flew 12,880 birds and
was the great winning succes for Wout Spierings ( Waalwijk). The man that often
stood out at other important flights, was now good for first
and second place in his region, with speeds of 1113 and 1104 mpm.
In the region South - East flew 12,805 pigeons and
was won by Wil Geudens (Knegsel) with speeds of 1103 mpm.
In this region alone we had :- H. Swanenberg (
Berlicum, 6e) comb. - Wellens ( Heeswijk 7e). - Van de Wetering - Lourensen (
Berghem 8e). - H van de Akker
(Oss, 10-15 ).
-Van de Hurk / Dixon ( Schaijk, 13e ). - H.
Dekkers (Oss,14e ) - R. van Oss ( Haarsteeg, 17e ) and B. van den Brand (
Boxtel, 19e ).
Limburg also in this region, came away with only
five by the first twenty.
......THE BIGGEST RACE EVER .......
From the winners :-
Monday 13th june 2005 - Le Mans - The sky was black with
Dutch keepers on Saturday morning in Le Mans set
off pigeons in the biggest race in the world to date. In the running were many
keepers from West and Middle Brabant, with one objective - to fly home as fast
as possible. Around the half of the 30,000 Dutch entries, raced with more than
It is Saturday 06:45 when the two pigeons from
Wout Spierings (Waalwijk) began there long race home. Eight hours later and a
15,00 kilometre flight - aprox. 66 kmph - the birds arrived back to win the
prize of a new Citroen for their proud owner.
At National races are also Wouts pigeons to see,
with speeds of aprox. 68 kmph.
The combination Embregts - Theunis (Hoeven) were
a bit slower. For the keepers from Zeeuwse the wind was not easterly so the
birds could'nt fly so quick over the coast line.
Good things came out of the competition in Le
Mans, it brought more light onto the Dutch keepers 75 year organisation and new
interest for the up and coming generations of pigeon keepers.
One of the queen sport pigeons is Kerkduifie
(church pigeon) a female from Dordtse.
Muggie landed a short second behind for her
boss and owner K. Bosua with a car and money prize. Kerkduifie is a 2 year old
and is often in the prize run up. She had more experience than Muggie, but to her
owners surpise Muggie flew extremely fast.
Kerkduifie got her name after her first flight,
her colour changed to a brighter shade!!
Tevens auto winnaar