Saturday, May 27th, the long-awaited first national pigeon race from
Bourges (Vierzon) took place. This prestigious flight attracted the
attention of pigeon enthusiasts from across the country. With a total
of 39,842 pigeons entered, including 21,087 old pigeons and 18,755
yearlings, it became an exciting competition among the participating
some of our local enthusiasts were in top form leading up to this
national flight, the expectations were generally not exceptionally high
due to the predicted wind direction. Nevertheless, this didn't deter
the pigeon fanciers from taking on the challenge and confidently
sending their pigeons into the race.
was a day filled with tension and anticipation as pigeon lovers across
the country scanned the sky, hoping to catch the first glimpse of the
returning champions. The predicted wind direction provided little hope
for achieving an early national clocking. There were discussions among
enthusiasts that this national flight in our region might not go as
the initially discouraging wind direction for our fanciers, many
pigeons managed to find their way back to their lofts smoothly,
astonishing their owners in the process. Given the circumstances, the
course of this national flight went very smoothly!
the pigeon racing world, Verbruggen Gommaire from Scherpenheuvel raised
eyebrows by achieving an impressive 36th place at the national level
with his yearling pigeon BE-22-2066003. This performance is
particularly remarkable considering the predicted wind and conditions!
a true master in the world of pigeon racing, Verbruggen Gommaire has
achieved national glory from Bourges in zone B4. His yearling pigeon
distinguished itself and achieved a top result, proving that Verbruggen
possesses exceptional qualities as a pigeon fancier. Didn't we already
write down that Verbruggen would outperform everyone and have early
pigeons on the result list?
Verbruggen's successes are not limited to a single pigeon. Remarkably,
he managed to clock an impressive 10 yearlings in the top 100
nationally in Bourges zone B4. This demonstrates an extraordinary level
of consistency and craftsmanship in his lofts.
recent weeks, Verbruggen's form and that of his pigeons had been
clearly visible. The achieved results spoke volumes and hinted at
something extraordinary to come. Nevertheless, Verbruggen exceeded all
expectations, delivering a national performance that no one saw coming,
not even Verbruggen himself!
B4 was already known for its strong competition, but Verbruggen managed
to surprise even there. His excellent knowledge of pigeon racing, years
of experience, and dedication have led to this unforgettable
Verbruggen Gommaire from Scherpenheuvel attracted attention with his
national triumph from Bourges in zone B4, there were other notable
performances from local pigeon fanciers. Fellow resident Louis Verheyen
also made an impression by clocking two yearlings in the top of the
results in zone B4. Additionally, Vanwinkel Jef from Tielt-Winge
confirmed his previous success in Sermaises by clocking early with both
his old and yearling pigeons nationally in zone B4.
the coming days, you can expect more information on our website about
the performances and backgrounds of both Louis Verheyen and Vanwinkel